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 they become. A large part of how someone turns out is due to
the family. A good , solid, caring family may give rise to a kinder, gentler
person than a family that does not care whether the children get into trouble.
Kids grow up seeing their parents and