Men And Women

What influences a person’s identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe
where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from
wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has
the same, is there a point in everyone’s life when they get one? A person’s identity is his
own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a
different identity because they all make their own over the course of their life. A person’s
identity also causes a person to have masculine and feminine traits. There is no one thing
that gives a person their identity, there are however many different factors that contribute
to one’s identity.
What is someone’s identity? Is it the way they look, the way they dress, or it
could be many things all put together, or is it none of the above? To me someone’s
identity is a part of their being. Nobody will ever hold it, touch it, or even see it, but it is
there. Everybody has one, it guilds your decision making, your thoughts, ideas, and
dreams. You may think something is terrible while someone else does not even care and
yet another person may laugh, why? The answer is simple, everyone has his own identity
and personality. Everyone feels, acts, thinks, and dreams differently. People may have
some of these things in common with one another, but they will not be totally the same, it
is like a fingerprint, unique.
There are many origins to a person’s identity, their family, friends, home life,
religion, environment and others. But how does it get there, you do not go into a store
and pick on off the shelf. A person’s identity is developed over many years and put
together by the person themselves. It comes from the individuals ability to think, reason
and form an opinion. Nobody has the same mind, or the same or the same conscious, so
how could anyone have the same identity as another. A person’s identity is developed
over many years from the time they become aware of their surroundings, to the time they
decide if they are going to college, and even as they grow old there identity will change
with them. As people’s dreams are dreamed and goals are accomplished their identities
will change with the individual. Their aspirations and values will change, causing their
identities to change with it. It may be a slight alteration or a major overhaul but there
identity will adjust to the person.
One of the factors of forming an identity will obviously be your family. One’s
family if invaluable to them. Your family may not be your biological parents or ever a
blood relative at all, but nobody in this world can live from birth without some one. But
no matter who it is, they will be the people who take care of you when you are sick or aid
you when you need help. These people will be there with you for a long time and yes they
will have a major impact on what you turn out to be it the future. A lot off people are
fortunate enough to live with a mother and a father, they may ever have some brothers and
sisters to play with as they grow up. But ever with the same family influences, brothers
and sisters still do not have the same identities Some may even say having a “traditional”
family would be bad for the development of an identity. For example, what kind identity
would a young girl develop if see repeatedly saw her father beat on her mother. She
would probably not feel the same as another girl whose father always showed love and
caring for her mother. What about a teenager who used drugs as often as he changed his
underwear. Would his younger brother, in looking up to him, feel the same as another boy
who grew up never seeing an illegal drug before. If family members have no regard for
keeping the other members of the family on the right path to being a good person, then
what will