How Are You Different from Your Parents (or other Adults Significant in Your Upbringing)?
There probably is no question more complicated to answer than the offered one. Comparing yourself to your parents is very difficult due to the fact that one’s personality goes through an eternal process of development and maturing. At each stage, the answer would be different. With years evaluation techniques will change, become more sophisticated and in the end an individual will understand that there is no significant difference between him and his parents. The only thing different is the time and environment each lived in, and obligations that were to be fulfilled.
How do I differ from my parents? I am more hopeful about tomorrow and look forward to new opportunities, while they have high hopes for me and view the entire world through me and my accomplishments in life. Do our personalities differ? Probably, to a certain extent they do, but not essentially. If being different means having different tastes in music or ways to spend leisure time, than we are different, since we have entirely opposite views on music, films and pastimes. On the other hand, I do not think that cultural and time specifics matter greatly in identification of peculiarities. If we do not take into consideration the age difference and their status in respect to me, I would say we are virtually the same. I am a classic example of a proverb “Like tree, like fruit”. Of course, we act in different ways, have opposite views on some things, particularly my life and how it should be lived, but it is mainly conditioned by age, rather than difference in personality. A few years ago, I would say that we had nothing in common except for the blood running in our veins, but now I understand how wrong I was. It all depends on a specific time and situation.
Overall, my answer to…