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Carlos Felipe Vargas Castano, Staff


 

CARLOS FELIPE VARGAS CASTANO, STAFF

April 2021

WHAT MAKES ME ME?

 

My name is Carlos Felipe Vargas Castano. I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I am currently about to graduate college and have a full-time job as a bilingual professional paraeducator. As I look back and think about how I got to where I am now, I start to notice all of the things that have set me apart throughout my life.

The things that make me and that make every one of us are our context. It is impossible to separate the person you are now from the environment that you grew up in. I grew up with loving parents who cared more about their kids’ futures than anything else. Education was the most important value in our family. After all, with an education, my grandfather allowed all seven of his kids to be educated themselves and, through them, me myself. My family is all about legacy, and so am I. That's what makes me who I am — the inner echo of the people that came before me that I have to give back as I, too, have been given.

I'm not too fond of the term “unique” because it is usually associated with being special. I believe the origin of most conflicts or egos begins with the idea that you yourself or someone else is special. I believe in treating people with respect based solely on the fact that they are fellow human beings. That being said, I would say the only things that make each of us unique are our life experiences and the ways they have shaped us. In my case, my human experiences have led me to adopt the philosophy of humanism; so, in a way, humanism is a reflection of how my life has made me who I am today.

Even though I don't consider myself unique, I acknowledge, and I am very proud of, my diverse background. I speak both English and Spanish; I am part of both Colombian and American cultures. I have friends and family from all over the world. I have lived in London, Colombia, and the U.S., so I mix those three cultures. I also have a wide variety of interests ranging from video games to political science.

I am a mix of everything that I have experienced and everything that I have learned. I am still hungry for knowledge, and I am continually looking for ways to grow. I will never be satisfied until I have given back, and I don't think I'll ever be able to give back entirely that which has been given to me. This very desire has made me the person I am today.

Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Carlos Felipe Vargas Castano, Staff


 

CARLOS FELIPE VARGAS CASTANO, STAFF

April 2021

WHAT MAKES ME ME?

 

My name is Carlos Felipe Vargas Castano. I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I am currently about to graduate college and have a full-time job as a bilingual professional paraeducator. As I look back and think about how I got to where I am now, I start to notice all of the things that have set me apart throughout my life.

The things that make me and that make every one of us are our context. It is impossible to separate the person you are now from the environment that you grew up in. I grew up with loving parents who cared more about their kids’ futures than anything else. Education was the most important value in our family. After all, with an education, my grandfather allowed all seven of his kids to be educated themselves and, through them, me myself. My family is all about legacy, and so am I. That's what makes me who I am — the inner echo of the people that came before me that I have to give back as I, too, have been given.

I'm not too fond of the term “unique” because it is usually associated with being special. I believe the origin of most conflicts or egos begins with the idea that you yourself or someone else is special. I believe in treating people with respect based solely on the fact that they are fellow human beings. That being said, I would say the only things that make each of us unique are our life experiences and the ways they have shaped us. In my case, my human experiences have led me to adopt the philosophy of humanism; so, in a way, humanism is a reflection of how my life has made me who I am today.

Even though I don't consider myself unique, I acknowledge, and I am very proud of, my diverse background. I speak both English and Spanish; I am part of both Colombian and American cultures. I have friends and family from all over the world. I have lived in London, Colombia, and the U.S., so I mix those three cultures. I also have a wide variety of interests ranging from video games to political science.

I am a mix of everything that I have experienced and everything that I have learned. I am still hungry for knowledge, and I am continually looking for ways to grow. I will never be satisfied until I have given back, and I don't think I'll ever be able to give back entirely that which has been given to me. This very desire has made me the person I am today.

Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
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