Jun 29, 2010
Ethical Autobiography: Part One
Although I am not old or famous enough to write a great autobiography, I am going to tell you about the first twenty six years of my short life. In this ethical autobiography, I will attempt to write a story of my life thus far. In doing so, I will reflect on my character development, character traits, and moral development. Although this is an autobiography, I will also reflect on outside inspiration such as my family, friends, education, and culture. In addition to this, I will look back upon important life events. Finally, I will navigate through my past and understand why I am the person I am today. My name is Kyeongseok Kim, and I was born in April 16, 1984 in Masan, located in the southern part of South Korea and have lived there for 16 years until I came to the United State of America. I am currently an international student at the University of the Pacific, and majoring in sport sciences and specializing in sport management.
Childhood / Adolescence
Someday, I will become a father. If my children were to ask me “What were you like when you were young?” I would answer, “I was not a very happy child because my parents were not very supportive of my dreams, but I was loyal to my family nonetheless. There were four people in my family including myself. My father, my mother, my younger brother, and I were the only members of the family. I was the eldest son in my family. As a result, I was spoiled and received the most love from my parents.
My parents had a high expectation for me. In tradition and still in practice, the eldest son had a particularly important role in the Korean family. I had the responsibility of staying with my parents and taking care of them for the rest of their lives. In addition to this responsibility, I also inherited the family wealth and the family duty of ancestor worship. As the eldest son, I had the duty to obey the father’s demands...