The rate at which a person grows and learns as an individual is all based on personal emotional and physical growth. While becoming into that person several things tie into what makes them into who they are. Gender is one of the most obvious examples of this. When meeting someone for the first time it is the first noticeable trait of a person. While it is difficult to determine what a person is going to be like just by their gender it is easy to see determine your idea of them. Social class and race is also an instant decision maker for people. What school they can attend, what friends they can make, what job they can get, and perception can all be factors of race and social class. Sometimes a more important factor on identity can be family background. The affect it has on how parents decide to raise their children and the affect it has on how they respond to the way they were raised. All this makes a person the person they are, their personal identity.
When a baby is born the typical reaction is blue vs. pink. A boy has to be masculine and must like trucks, and a girl feminine and like dolls, but it doesn’t always turn out this way. There is often confusion of why one must like something just because she is a girl, why must she cook and clean just because she is a girl. While the times are changing and more and more woman are working and often leaving husbands at home to be the stay at home dad, it is instilled in us along side birth that this is what a man does and this is what a woman does. Objection to this can create conflict and confusion and harm the development of a young child. A child is natural, and without putting stereotypes and limitations on one, can come a child with several different interests and not make things so mechanical and common as they have been for all time that we know.
During my junior year of high school my brother, sister and I moved to a new town and started attending a new school. My previous school was...