“I”- What is part of your self-identity (unique to you)? Is this part of your identity visible to the outside world?
“YOU”- Have you ever met someone whose self-identity was very different than your own? Why were they different and did you find any commonalities?
“WE”- How does your family, community, or national identity influence you as an individual?
“I”- I’m a social person. I’m very talkative and I love being out in the world. This part of my identity is visible to the outside world but on the other hand, I’m not always a real social person. I’m not always confident in some social situation. Sometimes I even avoid talking to people and stay in my own little comfort zone with my only self.
“YOU”- I’m friend with someone who is very quiet and shy. That girl is my best friend, she’s not loud like me, she has way different style of clothing than me, she’s a mature person than me where she always gives me advice on life and pushes me forward every time I fell down. But that doesn’t stop us from being a best friend. We always manage to listen to each other stories and share the experience. We both love making crazy ideas and laugh at stupid jokes. To us, every time we feel down we know for sure that one another will turn the frown into a smile and lift each other head up when either of us is losing faith.
“WE”- I grew up in a small town in the middle of Cambodia. I grew up in a community where I was taught to understand that mistakes are bad, fears of failure, giving up on my goals, and so many more stereotypes and rules that influence me from my family and people surrounding me in the community. But all of those lessons and rules change over time after I started studying at the Liger Leadership Academy. I’m now taught to be understood that making mistakes is making the experience, failure teaches the lesson that strongly encourages me to redo the tasks again, and fight for my goals. I’m now taught to work hard, to be honest, to be very independent, to never rely on anyone for anything and to work harder for my accomplishment.