My Cultural Identity : I Am Korean American Essay

1278 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Everyone has a unique identity and culture they align with. In particular, my cultural identity is that I am Korean American. I was born in America, but grew up in South Korea until I was six. The rest of my childhood was here in America but I would visit South Korea nearly every summer. So I identify as a Korean American. While growing up between two cultures, I struggled a lot because I would often be confused about how to behave and mainly about where I belong. Sometimes I agreed with more with American values like independence and vice versa. This would create problems between my family and me. Regarding religion, my mother is Catholic like the rest of her family and my father identifies as Catholic as well but was not a church person like my mother. She would always insist and force our whole family to attend church and bible study every Sunday. When I was in elementary school, I did have faith and believed in a God. But as I grew older and experienced various situations, my faith was lost. Much to my mother’s dismay, I would fight with her about not going to church constantly around high school because of that. Which I think caused me to further lose my faith.
Moreover, there were a lot of clashes between my two cultures. But I have come to a general agreement between the two. Basically, these two cultures have influenced my experiences, attitudes, and values throughout my life. I would say my experiences would differ from other people because of my cultures.…

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