You inherit an accent from the people around you. You are not born with an accent. You learn to speak in the place you live. When you learn another language, you filter it through your native one. When I go back home, people say my accent has changed, and that I use different words. I do. And I have. Because where I live and where I learned to speak are two different places.
The best way to learn new things, meet new people and try new things is to go places. The world out there is a fascinating place. Culture, language, religion, history, style, weather, geography, music… all there in the world around you. And by traveling you learn two things at once: about others, and about yourself. Bonus.
Why is everyone different? It may seem that way… buuuuuut they aren't. Scientifically, you are 99.9℅ identical to every other human being on this planet. Your DNA is unique, but very similar. You share 99℅ of your DNA with primates. And 50℅ DNA with a cabbage. Hmm.
Weather, culture, and hereditary traits might make some hair curlier, redder or thicker... skin lighter or darker, or eyes rounder or more almond shaped. But your brain, heart lungs, eyes, hands, feet, tongue and sense of self are exactly the same as every other human.
Now… your style, persona, voice and vibe - on the other hand, make you unique. So focus on that. That's what I do.
- Brad, Blast Science.