Analysis Of ' Born Ready ' Essay

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Exposure to Reality
As Jennifer Elisabeth said in her book Born Ready, “I feel a resurgence of my 6-year-old self…that little warrior, goddess of a girl reminding me of who I was when I was little, before the world got its hands on me.”In other words, society has corrupted our way of living in our culture. Our own personal culture that we are familiar with and a part of can shape how we view ourselves very deeply. It gives us a defining sense of self and can dictate what our values become. Experiencing another culture could have a negative impact, especially for those who are inexperienced with their own heritage. Since our culture shapes how we react under certain situations, encountering another culture can disrupt it. When we are mixed with other lifestyles, it influences us to forget a part of us, thus losing the importance of our heritage and identity as an individual. In our childhood experience it’s important to be exposed to it because culture shapes the person we are today.Growing up as a naive child affects our perspective of how we view others and the world. Therefore, we lose our innocence and changes our point of view towards the perfect world into a dystopian reality.

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