Who Am I?

In psychology, self-esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth, identity is the conception, qualities, beliefs, and expressions that make a person different from others. They made us who we are. They decided how's our life going to be. They are the most important part of our life.

Me, Eulabee Dix, ca. 1899, From the collection of: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Everybody has a image of who they are in their mind. Different identity and self-esteem made us who we are and they control our actions. Self-esteem can be both positive and negative.
Thomson No. 5 (Yellow Sunset), Douglas Coupland, 2011, From the collection of: Vancouver Art Gallery
Positive self-esteem can help us the good side of things, and the good things in life.
Meditation, Choi, Hyo Soon, 2007, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Positive self-esteem also means we have hope. And we fight every difficulties because we have hope.Like Junior, he still has his hope in the reservation.
Louis Dodier as a prisoner, 1847, Louis Adolphe Humbert de Molard, 1847, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
It can also be negative, then you will see all the dark and sad things in life. Your life will not be colourful. People on the reservation is a good example, they get drunk and very depress.
Hidden Identity No. 65, Jorge Tacla, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Like if you try to hide your identity, and run away from the truth and reality, you will ends up given up, like most people in the reservation.
My H-4 Saga, Juhi Bharat, 2013, From the collection of: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Somebody also get confused about this. Junior has been struggling for being an Indian or being a white for a long time.
Doubt-Forest2, Yang, Dae Won, 양대원, 2009, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Junior gets lost and feel lonely most the time. He also gets beat up by all kinds of people. But he is still finding his way.
The Harvest Dance, Joseph Henry Sharp (American, b.1859, d.1953), 1893 - 1894, From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
Sometimes, you also influence by the environment you live and the people live around you. However, Junior is an exception.
The Circle of the Traitors; Dante's Foot Striking Bocca degli Abbate, William Blake, 1827, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
It is hard to stay positive and still have hope around those people who have already gave up. Junior's hope and dream is precious. The more precious thing is he want to change and fight his dream.
But for the most time, our parents' expectation affect us the most, because we spend the most time with them. Fortunately, Junior's parents support him to realised his dream.
My Crazy Dream, Mary M. Hernandred Ricard, 1877 - 1912, From the collection of: International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Penelope and Junior are the same in some way, they are both from a small place but they have big dreams.We all have a lots of crazy dreams, so we should try to make them come true. That's who we are.
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