Growing up in the tropics has thought me a lot of things than necessary. I was visible to taking responsibilities. My parents have constantly taught me and my siblings to accept full responsibility of whatever life offers, whether we are the cause or not. Don’t cast blames Dad will always say to Gold his first daughter? I remember an incidence in my grade 3; I lied to my coach about missing classes at school. Dad was greatly vexed with me for not upholding the family values.
Dad has in different occasions entreated us to be truthful and direct with events and their effect. Let people know you for speaking the truth and you will succeed, he usually preached. So, from childhood Dad and Mom’s teachings have been a guiding element in which we built our values. However, I grew up having my values as, taking responsibility of life, being honest, accountable, and putting family first. Family made me to believe that these values were vital to my happiness and success in life.
Fortunately, I discovered as I grew older that family has taken a deep part of me. Family is thus a value for me, a personal one indeed. Most people like me were trained that way. Their personal values were also fashioned according to that of family. My studies have revealed that about 67% of the world’s people form their basic values through family influence. 20% of the remaining may have leant or formed theirs from friends or colleagues, while the remainder life best teacher – experience has thought them.