My Personal Heritage Has Made Me Who I Am Essay

755 Words Mar 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
Heritage to me is simply defined as qualities and values that have been passed down from previous generations. My heritage is something I am very passionate about and I feel as though everyone should know and understand their heritage in order to help them grow as a person because that is very important. I believe my personal heritage has allowed me prioritize my values and has influenced many of my decisions today as it has made me who I am. My personal heritage has also influenced various decisions I have made concerning my personal, academic and professional goals.
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria into a family of 3 children and parents who are still married. I have two elder siblings, a boy and a girl and I am the last child. Nigeria is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world. It has varieties of so many ethnic groups with different culture and languages. I am from the Eastern part of Nigeria, from a state called Enugu. My native language is the Igbo language, which is one of the most spoken languages in the county. I lived in the Western part of the country all through the years of my life. I grew up in Lagos, a city where English; the most common language in the world is prominent. I feel happy about this because it gives me some sort of advantage as I am able to interact in so many countries around the world. I speak very fluent English and can possibly comprehend every word spoken to me in English no matter what accent the speaker might have. I also…

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