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radio question of the day: 08/11/06

post #1 of 18
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Think hard on this one guys.................



What, if anything, from your childhood affects you as an adult?
post #2 of 18
Um...everything! Every experience I've had has led me to be the person I am today.

But if you're looking for one specific thing, I would have to say my parents who instilled values, a work ethic, and a sense of self for me.
post #3 of 18
I'd have to say the thing that affected me the most would be my parent's separation and divorce. My dad was abusive for a time before the separation, and I'm fairly sure that it had something to do with my rash of abusive relationships later in my life. However it helped me, too, in a lot of ways- I'm really glad they did get divorced, they're both so much happier, complete people than they were when I was small.
post #4 of 18
All the traveling I got to do because of my dad being a soldier. Bubt with him being a soldier came a lot of him being gone for important events like my sisters graduation. But I think that has helped me become who I am today!
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Um...everything! Every experience I've had has led me to be the person I am today.

But if you're looking for one specific thing, I would have to say my parents who instilled values, a work ethic, and a sense of self for me.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
post #6 of 18
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Well, my grandmother was terrified of spiders and seeing her freak out I think makes me upset when I see a spider today.........
post #7 of 18
Well, my mom was a big worrier and so am I. Thanks, Mom!
post #8 of 18
One big thing that effected me was when my mom passed away when I was 19...I know that isn't my childhood, but I was still very young...and she had cancer since I was in highschool.....so I had to deal with it at a young age...

I know it made me more mature and understanding of situations...I have a positive outlook in life, because I know how precious life can be....


Having the maturity, I was able to get married at a young age (20) and we were able to build a house and move into it a few months after we got married....I have also worked had a full time career since I was 18...
post #9 of 18
I think Heidi summed it up pretty good, but if I had to pick one incident in particular it would have to be my dad going sober, really showed me the dangers of alcohol and how it can very easily destroy your life and that of those around you, I drink socially on rare occasions, but its not a big part of my life
post #10 of 18
I can't think of anything huge, but one thing does come to mind. My dad would always hide around corners and jump out to scare me, and now I am really jumpy! I jump when I'm really focused and someone walks up to my cubicle!
post #11 of 18
What defines me is that my parents raised me to be independent and to make decisions for myself. I've found that when it comes to small things I need advice, but when it comes to major life changes, I don't really have too many issues making thoes.
post #12 of 18
Hmmm...I can't think of one particular moment in my childhood but my family is responsible for any good quality I have today
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Well, my grandmother was terrified of spiders and seeing her freak out I think makes me upset when I see a spider today.........
With my Dad it was snakes. He got it from his Mom, and who knows where she got it from. Grandma would often back up just to make sure she could run over a snake in the road and kill it.

I don't go that far, but I will jump if I see one. My nephew, on the other hand, was the one sent into foxholes and tents first to remove any snakes or scorpions. (He was in Desert Storm. )
post #14 of 18
My parents really shaped my life... I never got along with them, and as a result, I do my best to avoid having the kind of life I had when I was a kid.
That's where my strong hatred of suburbs comes from.
post #15 of 18
Practically everything, good or bad, I have a photographic memory.

It is a blessing and a curse.
post #16 of 18
I have to say everything too.

I guess the most major thing would be when my mother re-married and we moved here. It was rather traumatic for me but in the end I see the good that came from it. And some of the things that probably would have happend if I hadn't.

Other than that, spending so much time with my family. Especially my grandparents. That was very positive though!
post #17 of 18
Mine was growing up as an air force brat, always moving around the country, always the new kid at school. However, it taught me how to make friends, tolerance, values, acceptance of others - plus I'm bilingual due to a stint in Quebec when I was small!

Proud mommy of Loki and Nana to Jacob .
post #18 of 18
My sister gave me caustic soda to drink when I was three and I still can't stand
the smell of bleach or disinfectants now
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