Describe someone who has had an important influence in your life.
You should say:
- who the person is
- how long you have known him/her
- what qualities this person has
and explain why this person has had such an influence in your life.
As far as I remember, the routine of waking up early in the morning, getting forced to eat boiled eggs during the breakfast and then getting ready to go to my elementary school started from the very early days of my childhood. But, if I ever ‘dared’ to miss any of these routine works, even if it was by mistake or a “childish negligence”, I had to ‘contend’ with a very strong, and yet, a very familiar “disciplinary lady voice” at my house to remain in strict compliance with the “routine” at all cost. Well, we can perhaps all guess who that “lady voice” might belong to.
That’s right… the voice belonged to none other than my own mother- the mother who carried me for more than nine months inside of her womb, fed me, clothed me, cleaned me, and comforted me when nobody else in this world would succeed in doing so.
My mother’s influence in shaping me as the person today I am. In fact, whatever I have learnt, and whatever I have achieved, so far in my life is contributed to my mother one way or another because of her “exemplary” mothering qualities. It is because of my mother that I learnt how to work as hard and relentlessly as I could and then “rising” again and again after failing. It is, in fact, my mother taught me how to take “bold” but “unpopular” decisions in life if the situation demands.
I have never seen my mother in the past, along with my father, failing in “rising” against me to my absolute “disgust” and “discontent”, if I was ever committing anything wrong, only to find out later on that she would do it in the best interest of her loving child. And, as a result, this adult me, still to this date, “fears” for the “wrath” of his mother in case if I ever get caught up on the wrong side of a bargain in this rather complicated journey of life.
My mother also encouraged me not to go after “the luxuries and comforts” of life too much and “chase” human respect, instead. And I can’t agree with her anymore on this, seeing how much I love and cherish the respects from another fellow human being, even though I may not have much “monetary success” in life. Finally, my mother was and still is a “strict” person with a bit “temper” because of working relentlessly to raise her family against many adversities, but I have never seen her failing in short when it came to showing the love for her family and children no matter how bad the situation is. And, it is because of my mother, I have learnt to appreciate love and family more than anything in this world.