Essay on Introspective: Super Soaker and Different Troubled Teen

Submitted By goingtowork
Words: 647
Pages: 3

My name is Christopher Kang Jr., I’m twenty-one years old, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I am still in the process of trying to fully understand all qualities I possess. Not only thinking, but also writing introspectively, which I have never done before, will maybe better help me have a full grasp of who I am. Let us start with my good qualities. I am/have: love, kindness, compassion, altruism, attentive, forgiving, loyalty, respect, faith in others, understanding, open-minded, thoughtful to others, flexible, empathy, modest, easy-going, able to give other people chances, tactful, sentimental, reasonable, discerning and appreciative. I am/have these poor qualities: timid, lazy, insecure, indecisive, care what other people think about me, guilty, ashamed about my past, awkward, nervous, doubtful, compulsive, embarrassed, forgetful, hesitant, doubtful, insipid, dependent, envious, limited, fearful of the future and pitiful. In the following paragraphs I will explain how people, events and forces have made me who I am today and how it has shaped the life I live.
The people who have had the most influence on my life are my family, friends and mentors at several different troubled teen programs I have been sent to. My parents and sister since my birth have impacted my life the most and still continue to influence my present life. My parents, who are of Korean descent, immigrated to America in 1982. They gave birth to me 10 years later and instilled in me most of my good and poor qualities that make up who I am today. Through thick and thin my parents have always been there to support me in everything I did. They signed me up for every possible activity a kid can do growing up such as, swimming, basketball, soccer, kendo, tae kwon do, boy scouts, private tutoring and golf. When it came to toys I wanted I usually ended up getting it with a little bit of begging and persuasion. Signing me up for activities and giving me what I wanted was the best way my parents knew how to show love and affection to me. Outside of this they were always working. I do not recall any moment in my life where I really spent quality one on one time with either of my parents. They would tell me things most parents would tell their kids such