The neighborhood I live in has a lot to do with who I am today. My neighborhood pertains to many neighborhoods; I feel that my neighborhood is more of the nation as a whole rather than one specific town. I grew up in multiple places so each place has had a great affect on me. In Chicago, the influences that strongly stuck with me were that everybody is unique; everyone has their own stories of life, and their own problems. It did not matter how much money you had, or how cool your shoes were, as a kid it was about how cool you were, or how friendly and social you were. In Puerto Rico, it was about fitting in and how your clothes looked. In Texas, it was how good at sports were you. In Florida, it was all about money and cars. I mostly prefer Chicago because there is no place like it in the world. Chicago has probably influenced me the most and is still the greatest place to be. I always felt like an outsider to every city I was in, but that was because not a lot of kids have lived in other places so as far as being unique I pretty much top the bunch. My influences come from every corner of my neighborhoods, each and every one of them. The influences that I have experienced shall stick with me til the end and will have a great deal of what I am and who I become later in the future.