‘Adult Identity Is Formed by Experiences of Childhood, People Have Little Control over Who They Become’.

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‘Adult identity is formed by experiences of childhood, people have little control over who they become’. Growing up as a kid was hard for me, as of course would have been for many of you too. For a long time it was difficult to avoid grappling with myself to figure out how I really fit in to society. As for a girl who is Australian born but Chilean-cultured raised, having two stories to myself wasn’t easy to express. Living in an area where it was largely Aussie populated, there was always going to be a very large chance of me getting into a primary school where it was, well, largely Aussie populated. Being close to the only one with tan, olive skin and dark black hair in school, it was definitely difficult for me to physically fit in when all the girls around me had blonde hair, white skin and blue eyes. From the instance I started primary school, it was from then my duty to learn English by communicating and absorbing what happened around me. It was not easy considering I entered school solely speaking Spanish, as well as my parents having very limited English. Due to the language barrier, I was never considered worthy enough to speak or be heard of by those around me. When I wanted to play, I had to try to incorporate myself into a group and force myself to participate, although half the time the others hardly realised I was there. So as time went on, I slowly got tired of trying to keep up and being left behind. I got so used to not being acknowledged in school that I eventually started concentrating on what I could do that would benefit me in fitting in with the rest of my class. Each day I persisted on improving my English and I’d get back home with a new word everyday. As I started exploring and expanding my vocabulary, so did my parents as I subconsciously taught them what I had learned as well. What also caught my eye is that my accent was

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