Korean Stereotypes

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In all honesty, as I was taking this StrengthsQuest quiz I was skeptical as to how well the results would describe me. However, as I looked at the five adjectives on my screen- Includer; Adaptability; Individualization; Communication and Empathy, I was shocked to realize that these five words described me perfectly. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been known as the “initiator” and the “communicator”. My parents would always tell me that when I was young, I would bring all my toys over to my next door neighbor and play with her for hours. Therefore, I’ve learned at a young age to accept and appreciate others around me, despite their differences. This is why I would agree that I am both an includer and communicator, because I love …show more content…
Therefore, because my life has been influenced by several factors, I value individuality over stereotypes. The truth is that I may never completely fit into a certain stereotype or group. So as I have grown into the woman I am today, I am now satisfied with knowing that I am not wholly Korean, Kenyan, nor American—but I am all of them. In my Korean culture, I’ve learned to be ambitious and the value of education. Korea is my family and my inheritance of a colorful culture. While Kenya, is also my home and the mother that has taught me to fear the power and faithfulness of God. Yet, spending my high school years in an American school, I’ve found that like America I am attracted to diversity. I have learned the need to speak up for my beliefs and to take advantage of every …show more content…
I remember a time when I had visited an orphanage that held over twenty girls with disabilities and disorders. After meeting with these girls who wanted to become teachers, doctors, accountants, business women, and everything else that seemed impossible in my eyes, but not in theirs, I was inspired and in awe of their faith and courage. So before I turned to leave, I told one girl, “I may have both my legs, but you have a faith that will change the world.” That day at the Disabled Children’s Home, I was even more convinced of what I wanted to do with my life. More so, I was convicted in my faith; if these girls who were missing legs and used to pads of paper to communicate, believed that they could achieve anything through Christ, how much more should I believe, already been given so many blessings and opportunities? At Biola, I will strive to do my best to take advantage of every opportunity, so that I will be able to return to Africa as a missionary. “If you were in their shoes (the client’s), how would you want to be treated?” “How can I be loving and caring, yet stay at a professional level as

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