I have been looking at how much we are shaped by the culture we grew up in and the social constructions that we all must choose from to make our own…

I have been looking at how much we are shaped by the culture we grew up in and the social constructions that we all must choose from to make our own personality. In my personal opinion culture is powerful but not everything, just as our childhood experiences are as such but not everything. In fact it is during childhood that we learn our culture. I have looked at the judgments and pain that many homeless endure because of cultural perceptions. So how do we deal with that? I say that first you must forge your perception into one that does not let them get to you. In order to do this one must find a way to take their perceptions and take charge of them. Instead of letting things just wash over you and have control over you, we can take control and begin shaping ourselves into what is important to us. All of our experiences affect us but it is also up to us how we grow from them. These growth cycles can be hindering or aiding. Either way it is up to us to create our path. With judgments we can also shape or relinquish them for ourselves. So first of all we can try not to play into common conceptions or misconceptions and particularly we can stop caring if they are important to other people. I ask you, what is important to you? That is what you must follow in order to be content.
– Kevin