Explain your reasoning? According to James Marcia’s theory, the state of identity the boy and girl are in is identity moratorium. Identity moratorium is a time when an adolescent is almost experiencing an identity crisis but they have not made a commitment. During this time adolescents are deciding It is also the time they will begin to form relationships (Act For Libraries, n.d.). This is the identity state the boy and girl are in because they are trying to decide on whether to obey their parents’ wishes or their own.
I am not that young nor old. I imagine that most people in my age group do not reflect on this topic as much as they should. Although it is never too late to start on your legacy, I would say that I am at the best point in my life to build a legacy that I could be proud of. As the author ends the article, she states that now is the time to start developing a legacy that we want to have. She says, “if we have neglected the development of the spirit for the sake of the material, we have the time now to think again about what it means to be alive, to be full of life, to love all of life, to be full of God.
As mentioned, my first year of college I had the blessing of a life time, an experience so great that it would switch up my entire career and life. Becoming a father was not the hardest part of it, but the time it consumed out of my study time. As such, when I recently had to devote time and energy into my little one, it seemed like indirectly proportional to my grades. My grades were falling ever so radially, like if a boat was skinning faster and faster. Trying to balance being a father, work to support my family, and school to escape the spiral of poverty in my community was difficult to do.
Learning to read and write was not an option; it was a requirement. “School will be what makes you succeed in life,” my parents and educators would say. I did not realize how hard it would be to read and write; however, it came natural to me, in the beginning. Struggling many times, several people did not believe in me; however, that never stopped me from wanting to gain more knowledge as I grew older. There has always been more positive people to motivate me whenever I needed inspiration.
Returning to school is one of the most life changing things I have ever done for myself. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Therefore, for a year and a half I stumbled through life trying to figure out what to do. How was I supposed to get a job if I did not have any experience? Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing.
As my Freshman year begins, I am starting to realize how important certain things are in my life. Freshman year is full of distractions that could lead to many bad things, such as putting popularity and friends before grades and education. Many people are unaware of how easily this can happen, and before they know it, they are in jeopardy of not graduating to go on to college. However, It is important to also have a life outside of grades, and to get involved at school. I plan on accomplishing three different goals by the end of freshman year and high school in general.
Give back to them for all of their hard toil. Being a child of immigrant parents makes you appreciate life so much because everyday it’s an opportunity to be the best you can be to make everyone around you proud. My parents can’t got back to school and get an education so being able to see me succeed is worth their hard work. My parents have taught me to never give up. I know that some doors may be closed on me but that doesn’t mean other doors won’t open.
I enjoyed how the book included that resilience is not a fixed personality trait and that it is a life-long activity. I have never thought of it in that way and it was an interesting way to describe it, but in my opinion, it is true. We are not born with a trait to be resilient, we have to learn it throughout our experiences in life. There are many different times in our life where we have to be resilient without even consciously thinking about it. This book was extremely helpful for me because I got to learn a new approach to being resilient through the things that happen in my life.
I started receiving compliments from family members and from peers at school. This feeling was alien to me since I was never noticed in that way before. It created a feeling that I wanted to replicate, which made me come up with a plan. I decided I had to continue to lose weight because this was going to end the negativity in school. As a teen what was inspiring me was social expectations and I didn’t realize that losing weight also mean’t lowering my risk of health complications.
In the same article the author states, “ In the early part of the decade, researchers for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice found that…[Teenager’s] capacities change significantly over the course of adolescence. The researchers found what many of us were trying to say earlier about Cameron Kocher: that at age of 9, he simply couldn’t process information and plan a crime like an adult.” (Robert Schwartz). This evidence shows that a child is innocent and does not have the capacity to plan a crime like an adult would do. A child does not even understand what is right and wrong because they do not have
Although I am often told that I should be grateful, I have never realized exactly how lucky I was until I started my internship. However, that does not mean that I should stay ignorant to societal issues. Instead, I should contribute as much as I can to the people who are suffering. The brochure not only increased my awareness on global problems, but it also reminded me that these people never asked to be in the position that they are
I’m not ashamed of where I come from as it has made me who I am today. Every day I wake up with a goal set in mind to become a success but not just for myself but my community. Sure we are not the ideal neighborhood seen in movies but together we are family that can achieve greatness. “Don’t let your circumstances define you.” my grandmother told me growing up. At the time, I was not able to see how my background necessarily affected me.
If you ask a teen any intellectual questions they will not answer them as a teen would years ago. “The 18-year-old may have a visa card, cell phone, MySpace page, part-time job, playstation 2, and an admissions letter from the state U,. but ask this wired and on-the-go high school senior a few intellectual questions and the facade of in-the-know-ness crumbles”(Source A). this experimental short basic test alone even shows us that our minds are not as capable as our parents minds were. The depth of our minds do not travel as deep as they could.
American teens My life compared to the Americans in the documentary is totally reversed compared to theirs. For starters, my parents hopefully don 't expect anything from me at all, only that I get through high school and get a job. They wouldn’t say that I wasn’t special just because my grades were above average but not #topoftheclass grades, they would instead encourage me to try harder in a good way I think. Then the Americans always have a pressure built up on them, for if they don’t get through high school and don 't get into college they would be nobodies and society would think of them as losers and failures. I don’t think that anybody would think of me a failure just because I didn’t pass school, they would probably start to think