Almost all people inherit their parents features and look like them, but I on the other hand was adopted so I didn’t inherit those features: I inherited something much greater; the uncontrollable curiosity that has served me well in my academic studies. My father, a chemist, taught me to explore the world in a unique way with inquisitive eyes, constantly seeking to learn more, to understand more. I watched him take things apart sometimes asking him about the different parts. He took apart a leap pod game boy with me one day and I was fascinated by the technology inside of it. Since then I wanted to know how and why things worked the way it did.
I would ask my dad,”how does this microwave work?””how does the tv work?” his answers sometimes didn’t fulfill my curiosities and I would perform some experiments and explore. I needed answers.
My playground was a room full of legos and puzzles. I loved just sitting by the warmth of the fire listening to music and doing puzzles and legos. I also loved to take things apart and looking a was inside. My mother, a graphic designer loved the pieces of art I would make using my legos and jigsaw puzzles she encouraged my intellectual curiosity as long as it kept me off electronics. Every Christmas my parents got me a lego set that I would complete in a couple of hours and they got me some hard 3D puzzles. When I was eleven I think my parents got tired of me asking them so many questions so they got me a big book of questions and answers.
As a kid I was given a lot of freedom. My dad would bring home something for me to look at and open up some times and I would love it. My dad use to make solar panels and he brought small ones for me to look at. My parents also bought me Minecraft and I would stay on the computer and build buildings. I built my own modern mansion with little details with a pool with a fountain pouring out of a wall into it. It also had electricity and plumbing in it, I could’ve lived in it if it was built in real life.
My parents taught me to be independent and self-motivated by providing me with opportunities to learn by trial and error. I remember when ever I got a cool toy I would
read the manual looking for cool features. When I was twelve, my parents got a new microwave oven and I was really interested on how it worked. I remember I sat down and read some of the manual and reading about convection and how it was used and made the microwave oven work.
My intellectual curiosity is a result of my childhood influences and childhood experiences. Which has influenced my passion to learn inside and out side of the classroom. I hope to continue applying my curiosity to all aspects to life. Exploring my life through the eyes of my childhood persona. By refusing to accept the obvious explanation, refusing to settle for the superficial understanding, great American innovators like my role model,Benjamin Franklin, created new knowledge, new technologies, and new innovations, I strive to do the same. It’s part of who I am, and what drives me to become successful and happy.