Essay about Life Is An Accumulation Of Experiences

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Bowman 2 Lee Pryke once said, “Life is an accumulation of experiences, leading us back to why we came here in the first place.” Simply, every moment, every detail, every tedious change in life either upholds, molds, or chips at identity, leaving the remaining sculpture a byproduct of life. A time in life when a person is most impressionable and vulnerable to his surroundings is childhood. Furthermore, childhood experiences have long-term, intricate effects and implications on identity, whether positive or negative. During childhood, children are susceptible to their environment, mainly within the structure of the home. Negative events such as abuse, abandonment, substance abuse or trauma not only effect the child at the time, but these events also hold significant weight for the child later in life. Children have the capacity to perceive these traumatic events, and from birth the tactile and auditory senses of a child are similar to those of an adult (“Trauma and Treatment in Early Childhood). Though many parents or guardians believe a child will remain unaffected due to not fully understanding the situation, children may later experience depression, attention-deficit or hyperactivity disorders, anxiety, or changes in sleeping or eating patterns. Development may be compromised, leading to poor academic performance and isolation from relationships and activities (“Trauma and Treatment in Early Childhood”). People first see the world through the lens of their…

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