Cultural Self-Assessment As a human services major, I have learned to explore more about myself. I have learned about my values, and my belief system; in addition, I have become aware of my biases, flaws, and my internalized stereotypes and prejudices. As I go along with each one of my human services classes, I begin to learn more about myself. However, there is one thing that has not changed since before I got into this major, and that is, that there is always hope for people. For me, hope doesn’t come from religion, it could come from those around us, and even from within ourselves.
The author uses multiple aspects of the Das’s family identities to show how identity influences their life, therefore earning a rightful place in the Identity unit. Using cultural, social, and personal identities, the short story shows the importance of identity and how it uniquely shapes each and every person. Identity also shapes groups of people, as shown with the Das family and their American identity. While migration is present in the Das family’s history, the majority of the story focuses on the identities of the family. This evidence compels to believe that the story should be in the Identity unit because of what it taught me about the importance of identity as well.
Conflicts A conflict is a situation where two or more people have different opinions and then that people enter into a discussion to put their opinions in order and to see the different points of views. The conflicts have always existed and have always been an important part of the humans to have a good communication. Conflicts are resolved differently. Many people resolve their problems in a way and other people in a different way. Humans are different in many things, some people can be very ripe to resolve their conflicts but other people cannot resolve their problems and if they do they resolved with great difficulty.
Culture refers to all of the beliefs, customs, ideas, behaviors, and traditions of a particular society that are passed through generations and it is passed on by language, behavior, and it defines which traits and behaviors are considered important, desirable, or undesirable. I, personally, had noticed from a very young age that I was different in some ways: for example the way I acted was
Also, as Brandy Clay stated about himself, I too believe that I "...was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be..." Generally speaking, I am prepared to work hard because letting myself down is not an option. Plus, I intend to take advantage of the opportunity to further my education. I am certain that all the hard work will pay off, and that God will get me through the hardships that may
Stereotyping is actually more serious than we thought and it is becoming a major problem in our society today. But what is stereotyping? According to the dictionary, stereotype is defined as “a simplified and standardised conception or image invested with special meaning and help in common by members of a group.” Moreover, it is considered as a form of prejudice, as people are putting labels about how a person should act or live according to their gender, nationality, religion, personality or appearance. This creates pre judgment, including misconceptions, which can develop further, leading to bigger problems and complications. Society can be broken down into many groups or categories and there are all sorts of categories within stereotyping, which are the tools used to stereotype.
That is one of my inspirations. She always told me that I need to study hard and get good grades, but I didn 't think much of it. After seeing her go through her journey and seeing all her hard work pay off in the end. I see that this is what I want for my life. If I do not get my education, I will not be able to do what I love.
When someone says “Cultural identity” what comes to mind? At first when I heard it I thought it meant to identify your culture. Those two words lead me to start asking myself one question repeatedly “what is my culture?’’ A lot of people think your ethnicity alone makes up your culture , but there is so much more that can shape your cultural identity like religion, technology, friends/family, music, etc. When I found out that your cultural identity is shaped by a whole lot of stuff I slowly began to understand what makes up my cultural identity and I learned that my family and my religious beliefs plays a big part. I didn 't even realize that I was kinda lost in way when it came to my culture.
There were times when my parents spoiled me but I was always taught to be thankful of the things that I had and to not be so selfish. Having two other siblings helped me prevent the want of being selfish. I do not know what I would do without my family. My family is very inspiring because they show me all aspects on how I should live my life through their experiences like education, parenting, and work ethic. My family’s past experiences also teach me how to live my life the best way possible.
Also, within other cultures, it has made me curious to learn the similarities and differences they have from me. I have felt more connected within my family and the society from researching and studying enculturation. For example, I have learned that a tend to drift away from my beliefs more than anyone else in my family because I am so curious of other beliefs and the way they view things. I strive to learn about other cultures views and beliefs on things. Facial feedback is so very important.