CAED Week 1

I view myself as a persistent and adaptable person. Persistence means
obstinate continuance despite difficulty or challenges. Just like in taking my
course today, this accountancy was just once a childhood course to me. I can
say that I’m persistent because I still really held to that dream today despite
its difficulty. Out of more than 1,000 students who enrolled in accountancy
during the first year in college, just 152 more or less have left to stay and I
am one of them. I always tell myself that it’s okay to fail in this course
because it will only be charge to experience. I always thought that if I love a
thing, I will pursue it especially if it is just reachable. Therefore, I believe that
difficulty is nothing if you love it. Second, Adaptability is the quality of being
able to adjust to new conditions. For me, with the goal that I always have in
mind, I am naturally able to act toward it even if some unexpected
circumstances arise. For example, with the onslaught of Corona Virus, my
normal life was really altered in 360 degrees—my studying habits, my face to
face schooling, my everyday life outside school and many more. I thought
that if I am not adaptable enough, I think that I would just let the CoVid-19
circumstance kill my dreams just like how it kills my normal happy life. I think
that I will drop my course, I will stop schooling, and I will not study effectively
again just like others. But instead of yielding to the negativity, I mingle with
my friends and help ourselves and use the available resources like internet
and electronic devices, books available, and reviewers to sustain my needs
in academics. Even if sometimes I want to choose to give-up because of
CoVid-19, I always still choose to adapt and solve problems that rooted from
Activity 1
Sense of Identity is essential for you to become effective on the craft that you would
like to explore and be doing after finishing your course in the university. With this in
mind, I will let you now reflect on the following questions:
1. Was there a time in the past that you have doubted your sense of identity
because of others? What was the scenario then? How did it affect you? How
did you manage it?
I don’t remember, so far, the time in the past that I doubted my sense of
identity because of others so I cannot share a scenario of it, how it affected
me, and how I managed it. But rather let me share you something. Surely,
there are people who really attempted to drop my sense of identity but they
were never successful. I experienced a lot of discouragement and heard
hurtful things that will surely make someone doubt there sense of identity
even doubt themselves that they cannot do something. One of my aunt told
me that I cannot be successful If I live out from her house, another aunt told
me that my academic excellence is good for elementary and high school only,
my grandma told me that I will be like unto my mother who get to live with
guys other than my father, my uncle told me that I will get pregnant early, and
many other things. Maybe to other people if they hear the same, they might
get discouraged and make those mere words become real to themselves. But,
mine is exactly opposite. I never listened because what stands out to me is
the fact that “I know myself better and only God knows me best”. Besides, the
more I am being told of bad things, the more I am inspired to do better or best.
Gratefully, after I left my aunt’s house, I became more independent and
responsible about myself and my future. I am already in my last semester of
college and I am proud of myself without bragging. Second, I became a
dean’s lister during my first year. At least through that year, I have proved to
myself and to my aunt that I am not limited. I am good. I am just lazy. I also
learned that excellence is not defined by grades alone. Third is even if I am
not yet a mother, I always instill in myself that I will not be like my mother. I
perceived marriage as sacred and ordained by God that I cannot trample on.
Lastly is, I’m well and busy so far and not pregnant nor with kids to take care
today. I can say that I am the one who is in control with myself and so other
people should not be the one to shape my sense of identity nor define my
future. 
2. What makes “sense of identity” important for you while finishing your current
course? How do you currently handle doubts and frustrations of your sense of
For me, a sense of identity is important in finishing my accountancy course as
it will drive me to pursue the course or take another. The question is, when do
I know that it is already the time to drop or continue this course. Simple, am I
happy with it? Am I still coping up? Do I feel myself in this? Am I interested in
this? Do I see myself in the future practicing this profession? If yes, then it’s
mine. If not, then why bother continuing it, I’ll just find my YES in another
course. It’s just that for me, a strong sense of identity is really a tool that
makes me keep going. With it, I found my purpose. With that purpose, I think
I know things I need to hold and let go. I think accountancy is one of the
things that I need to hold into so I am finishing it.
3. With the readings that you have had about sense of identity, what struck you
most and you deemed significant for you? How did it help you to become
more aware of who you are?
With the reading I had about sense of identity, I am more struck by the
following phrase: ‘You know exactly who you are and what you are capable of,
and no one else is able to tell you otherwise’. This phrase gives me a sense of
approval about my perception of myself or my sense of identity especially
those that I have written earlier. It feels good when someone is telling me that
I’m good or I’m better in my way. I think that how I view myself today, as long
as I am not bragging, is healthy. I will continue to stand on my belief and will
always love it and cherish myself.
Role models become an essential part of who and what we become. Clearly it is a
vital factor to which we develop our identity and in fullness acknowledge who we are.
With that in mind, discuss the following:
1. In your journey to become fully aware of who you are, what influences did
your role models have had towards the following:
a. Career choice
My role models taught me to choose a profession that I love and I am
interested in. They also taught me to choose a career that will elevate
our life’s status.
b. General attitude towards self and others
My role models always taught me to be humble even how already
successful I become, to help other people in any way I can, to follow
the example of the only begotten.
c. Your view towards yourself
My role models taught me to be myself. They taught me that real love
comes after the manifestation of real character.
Activity 3. In this activity, you are required once again to elaborate your answer to
each of the questions below.
1. Enumerate and explain the advantages (3) and disadvantages (3) of Role
Models in Life. (1)
(1) Advantages
They are inspiration.
I believe that people become role models because they have
achieved or contribute something that is being looked-up to.
That achievement or contribution creates a strong impression or
thought to another person of doing the same thing (‘sana ako
din’). In doing so, that role model become an inspiration.
They guide
Role model may be the one we are already connected with or
one that we just know from somewhere else. But in the same
way, they become a guide in a way of asking direct advises from
them or just following their updates from somewhere else and
the use it to ourselves. We use some of their excellent ways or
self-hacks in order to achieve the same success, although not
really a hundred percent.
They set a standard
Because we set them as our role model, mostly, we also set
them as a standard. They possess some genuine character that
we really love and incorporate to ourselves.
(2) Disadvantages
They become dominant
Because of too much admiration, some people forget their own
identity and just copy everything from their role model. They
found their role model as them. Take for example those diehard-fans of popular celebrity. From clothing, hairstyle, career
choice, attitude, etc. This is a disadvantage because a life
became at risk by dependency on someone else.
They say something as if they knew everything, thing when in
fact they don’t.
After becoming updated about the life of our role model, we also
see some of their turning points maybe, because they as well
are not perfect. When we ask direct advices, they draw
realization from their own experience and forget that there are
some areas where we differ. Instead of using exemptions, they
generalize. Same way when having the opportunity to speak
They give pressure and anxiety.
We know that their success did not come automatically but by
hardwork and strong character. Those example and standard
are what we also set to ourselves. We become pressured and
we think too much. We become afraid of failure to achieve what
we expected. Even if we did our part, there are still some
unachievable areas and we become hard to ourselves.
2. As a matured adult, how would you reconcile discrepancy between the
influences your role models have toward you, and your own view and
impression of who you are?
As an adult, I think I have already gain sufficient knowledge by observation
towards the life experience of my role models. Also, I have strong awareness
about myself. Hence, I have the capability to take what I learned from them,
whatever I found useful to me and the path I am choosing. I am aware that
even if I make them my role models, we still have a lot of difference and so
there are thing that needs an exemption.