Traditions encompass all the values in a certain community or society. From older to newer traditions, all these social customs went under a process of acceptance and change once. The values represented by the traditional family structures were always considered to be crucial in the building of a healthy society. However, nowadays, the concept of the traditional family has changed and given room to other interpretations as well. Whether they may like it or not, some people should consider these new concepts and respect them just as today’s generations do it.
I was taught by my parents, grandparents, friends and other community members. Right and wrong for me come from being taught by those older than me to be respectful, have integrity, be responsible, stay committed and be a leader. I think the meaning of human history is that we are destined to go somewhere physically and spiritually. Our journey does not end at death, nor does it begin at birth. I believe there is much more we have yet to learn about our past and our future.
A big part of my personality is because I am an interpersonal crosspoint of my parents. My parents are very religious, and have a lot of morals. They always believe in doing what is right and being persons for others. For my father, this stems from him growing up under an Atenean education. For my mother, this stems from her own family’s religiousness and upbringing.
“A story has no beginning or end; arbitrary one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”- Graham Greene, The End of the Affair (1951) Social factors are things that have influenced me to become who I am today. They have shaped my lifestyle and how I see and do things. Some key social factors that have influenced me include my race, sex, weak ties, strong ties, culture and socialization. These social factors have affected me since I was very little just like they affect everyone at a young age. Social factors have had an immense impact on me, especially my strong ties to my family and some of my friends.
This music video does an excellent job of educating this generation on what an actual slave revolts while at the same time connecting it to today 's society through its historical content, imagery and diction. The music video has strong historical content since it’s a spin off of the famous Nat turner rebellion. Nat Turner was a slave who was taught to read by his master 's wife and became a preacher for his community on the plantation, he wasn 't necessarily a house slave but he was very close to masters family and did receive some special treatment in comparison to the other slaves. Even Though the division in treatment created tension between the two groups, it gave Cole the perfect opportunity to lead the slaves in the rebellion since had been working close the family with gave him access to the weapons needed for the revolt. In the music video J. Cole is nat turner and he leads the slave
Her father John Hurston was also noted for “being very ambitious, hard-headed and having a prominent position of carpenter as well being a Baptist preacher and attaining a position of power within the South Florida Baptist Association”. (Robert 5) Like Jody, he sought out to be a leader within the fledgling community of Eatonville Janie similarly shares many characteristics with Hurston. One of
The abolition of slavery opened up newer opportunities and freedom to progress. It also witnessed the migration of many to the Northern America. But many did not want to live their southern homeland. Such is the connect, that many people who migrated to the North returned back to South where they found life, peace and happiness. They adapted themselves to the environment through their own sense of community and continue to live with challenges.
The first thing I think when talking about my family’s culture is farming and living in the country. I also start to think about where our ancestors came from and why they decided to come to America. Another thing that comes to mind is the morals my family believes in that our culture affect. Everything that comes to my mind is something that involves communication and is a huge part of my family. But after reading Chapter 3 I have learned that there is a lot to our culture than where we live or where we came from.
Families are defined in many different ways. I would describe my family as being blended. My brother and I have different fathers, but we are still family. This aspect is important in my concept of family because even if I do not talk to them everyday, I still have this connection where they will support the decisions that I want to make, even if it is not an opinion that everyone agrees with. On the contrary, there is definitely diversity by having a blended family, especially since they have been a part of most of my life.
We were incredibly close. We always talked about coming back home after our graduate studies to play our roles in rebuilding the country. “We can sit on our butts undifferentiated from the arm-chair whiners or we could actually stand up and be the change,” John said once. He was an undeniable source of inspiration for me personally, and he made me have high hopes for and belief in Nigeria. On account of this, John’s passing was rather hard for me to swallow and it took a tremendous toll on me.