My Family Culture

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My culture of origin is Mexican culture. Both of my parents were born and raised in some part of Mexico. I grew up around my whole family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who were all born in Mexico. My family is big and they always like being with each other. We like to get everyone involved in things and we always strive to be successful. Even though I have lived in the United States all my life I feel that I never really left this culture that I grew up with. I chose Danish culture because it looks very different than mine. I have a Danish friend who is close to me and I have gotten to know her family and some Danish culture. They like to be more independent and keep to themselves. They are kind to one another and accept…show more content…
They always strive to achieve greatness and be successful. A feminine society tends to be less aggressive. They value relationships and support one another. Mexico is a masculine culture because they are hard working people who always want to do the best they could and be better than others. My father is a great example because he works ten hours a day and seven days a week. He always wants to work because he wants to be successful in life wants his work to be better than everyone else’s. My mother had always pushed me and my siblings to go to school in order to have a good life and be achieve greatness. She would always be more proud of whoever was doing better in school, which led us to compete for better grades. Denmark is the opposite of Mexico and is feminine. Everyone is supportive of each others choices. My Danish friend was not pushed to get an education like me. She had plenty of free time because her parents did not force her to work hard and be the best. Feminine societies value relationships with each one and does not matter if one member is…show more content…
On the other hand, a collectivist culture tends to value family as a whole and enjoys having the group together. Mexican culture is a collectivist culture because they always put family first. Whenever my brother comes to visit from Texas we always make sure to let everyone know so they can come see him. We tell my uncles and aunts, cousins, God parents, close friends, and grandparents. Then they all come over and we makes a big dinner while we all sit around the table talking and eating. We all come together just for one person coming to visit two or three times a year. Another reason my culture is collective is because we always have each other’s backs. When my uncle needed a place to stay my dad did not hesitate to offer him a place in our home. Also, at one point we had my sister and her kid, my brother and his two kids, my other brother and me along with my parents living under the same roof because my mom did not want to have her children moving away and being away form her. With all these people living together there is hardly any privacy. However, Denmark is an individualist society. They like to be separate from everyone except their main family. They value privacy and take care of themselves. My Danish friend told me she rarely met her extended family and only celebrated events with her parents. She told me there was a lot of distance in the household.
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