I selected this word because it not only tells where I am from, but also connects me to my city. When I was growing up I realized the similarities in how people saw my city and me. Good for nothing, unable to get ahead in life, and just another nobody were some of the thoughts people had in mind and they never gave me a chance. Just like with my city though they were wrong and I am going to prove it. The most incredible stories of success were once thought to be unbelievable dreams. They were wrong about me, they were wrong about my city. I am Stockton.