Importance of Family

My family history has shaped me to be a hard working person.

By Tyler S. from Puckett High School in Mississippi

My family history has shaped me to be a hard working person, who can also be very laid back.

When you come from County Line in Puckett, Mississippi, you have to be a very hard working person because everyone knows each other so there is always someone asking for help with their work or little things around the house. There is always something to do whether you like it or not.

The reason that I consider myself hard working is because I really don’t have a problem doing any job that anyone needs me to do. My family made me like this by being around me and working as hard as they can, as long as the job is not finished.

My grandfather had a lot to do with me being very hard working because he is always doing something productive, from cutting the grass to fixing a piece of machinery that one of my uncles broke. But most of all the main way that he really shaped me is by never giving up no matter how hard something is to fix or do; he will finish it. I think he is like this because he grew up on a farm with his parents and seven siblings and it was probably super stressful to have that many people to watch out for, but also a blessing because so many people were watching out for him.

The reason that I am really laid back is because my uncles and dad shaped me to be a really calm person and know how to have a good time anywhere and at whatever time. This also helps me to be really likable, but for someone who likes to have a good time around people, I am really shy when I first meet someone no matter how old or young they are. I think this is one of my greatest flaws because it makes me stand out by not meeting a lot of new people, but also not a standout because I'm not the center of attention.

Puckett High School

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