Who I Am – Summary

Who I Am is about different people and how each one is unique. Each one has their own likes and dislikes and are all good at different things.

Summary

Part I – Many Voices

RADHA: Radha loves to climb trees. She has a mango tree outside her house which she climbs. Her mother tells her not to do so, but one day her mother also climbed the tree and both sat there eating raw mangoes. She feels she can rule the world.

NASIR: Nasir wants to become a seed collector when he grows up. His father and grandfather spend a lot of money on seeds. They have cotton fields. His father and grandfather used to grow new cotton plants from their own seeds but that does not work now, because they do not know how to preserve seeds. He wants to learn ways of preserving seeds to save money.

ROHIT: Rohit is an adventurous and nature loving boy. He loves to travel. He wants to visit the mountains of New Zealand, the Amazon river in South America, Lakshdweep, Konark Temple, the old city of Beijing in China and the Pyramids of Egypt.

SERBJIT: Serbjit gets angry because nobody trusts him even when he is telling the truth. When he tells his teacher truthfully the reason for not doing his home work or that he had studied for the test but could not get good marks, she does not believe him. Even his parents don’t believe him, when he tells them that his little brother started the fight. He has to make an effort to keep his anger under control.

DOLMA: Dolma’s dream is to become the Prime Minister. She wants her country to have good roads, hospitals and schools. She wants to see India moving ahead, by sending space ship to Mars and the scientists to find cure for diseases. She solves everyone’s problems and her teachers also trust her.

PETER: Second Sunday of every month is Peter’s favourite day because his father takes the whole family to watch a movie. In the darkness of the hall, they love to eat peanuts and after the show they all eat ice-cream. He feels lucky to be part of a happy family.

Part II – Multiple Intelligences

Visual Intelligence: Persons with visual intelligence are very observant. They enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures, videos etc. They can be good artists, designers, engineers.

Verbal Intelligence: Verbally intelligent people use words and language to their advantage. They are good at speaking, writing, teaching, counselling etc. They become good writers, teachers, lawyers, politicians, journalists.

Mathematical Intelligence: Persons with this intelligence use logic, reason and numbers. They are good in maths and solving puzzles. They become good numerologists, accountants, computer programmers, engineers and scientists.

Bodily Intelligence: Such people have good control over their body movements. They are good at acting, dancing, sports and become good sportsmen, dancers, actors and physical education teachers.

Musical Intelligence: Such people like to play and enjoy music. They respond to any kind of music instantly. They can sing, whistle, play musical instruments, compose music and therefore become musicians, singers and composers.

Interpersonal Intelligence: This intelligence helps to understand people. How others think about a certain issue. They see things from other people’s point of view, and thus help them solve their problems. Such people can become salesmen, businessmen, teachers and counsellors

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