A. Learning requires exploration of one’s identity.
To be able to learn to your fullest potential and in the best way possible it is important to understand who you are. Understanding who you are can be very scary, to fully indulge yourself in your heritage and culture, but those are the things that make you who you are. Exploring different aspects of your culture, heritage, family, and overall life, in general, gives you a better understanding of how you were able to be where you are today. Everyone is different in many ways, and that is not a bad thing, all it does is make each individual unique. Learning is a big part of growing up, and retaining that knowledge is super important. Understanding who you are, what you like, and what you don’t like is very important; not only for learning but for life itself. If you understand who you are, you know what works best for you and what doesn’t work so well. When it comes to learning those are super important, as long as you understand who you are and how you work, then you will succeed in retaining the knowledge that is given to you.
B. How can this exercise increase your personal awareness or pride in culture and/or family?
There are not a lot of moments in your life where you sit there and think and reflect on who you are, who your family is, and where you come from. Being able to do this exercise makes you think back on the life you have lived and see those different relationships around you, and the ones you had growing up. Being able to sit back and reflect on your culture and family is super important because it is important to help you understand who you are. Your family and your culture are what make you, you. Growing up you don’t really understand the way the world works, but as you get older you start to learn new things about it. I believe the older we get the more appreciative we become of the people who are most important to us. Being able to recognize those people and appreciate them and give back to them is one of the best things you can do.