5/22: Today`s random thought: “What makes me, me?” 今日のランダムな考え:「なぜ私は私なのか?」

I was listening to my favorite podcast, Bilingual News, today while I drove to the gym. One of the topics Mami and Michael discussed were tiger moms and western style moms. This made me think back to the way I was raised by my parents, and how that affected my personality and resulted in who I am today. Which made me think: Are we purely a product of our environment? Or is there some fundamental part of me that makes me, me regardless of where I was born or how I was raised? Sometimes I like to entertain the thought of what I would be like if I was born and raised in Japan, rather than America. Would I still be myself? What makes me, me?

 

今日はジムに向かって運転しながら好きなポドキャスト、バイリンガルニューズ、を聞いていました。一つの注目されたトッピクはアジアと西洋の子供の育ち方でした。マミとマイケルの会話を聞きながら、私も考え始めました:人間ってただ育ち方で性格を変わるのかな?それかも、人間って周りの環境と育ち方に関わらず生まれついた基本的な自分はないのかな?自分自身もアメリカではなく、日本で生まれ育てていたらどのように変わっていたんだろう? 私はまだ基本の自分になっていたのかな?なぜ私は私なのか?

Tiger Mom (タイガーマザー):厳しいアジア系の母親。アメリカにおける流行語。

Entertain the thought: ~しようと思う。考える。

参考:

http://bilingualnews.libsyn.com/265-051817

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