The essay “My Little Bit of Country” is written by Susan Cheever, who is the daughter of the novelist and short story writer John Cheever. In the text, Cheever touches on the subject of her experience of Central Park compared to her life in the suburbs. As the text is written in a first person narrator as a series of memories which collide in a final present understanding of Cheever’s own relationship to Central Park, we learn a lot about Cheever. She is first and foremost a lover of the big city life. It is not said when her family moved to the country, but we know that up until that point she had lived in New York City and grown up with Central Park: “My earliest memories are of summer mornings in Central Park” (l. 1-2).
In Susan Cheever’s essay:” My Little Bit of Country” published in 2012, she reveals a city persons way of thinking. The Author uses a chronological structure, and starts out with thinking back to a specific year when she was a child, spending her summer mornings with her father at Central Park. After glancing at the essay, we fast become aware that Cheever, consider herself different from the rest of her family. The way she thinks of her family is by describing them so ordinary that they are disappointing her. When she on the
Nevertheless, to Cheever’s disappointment her family decides to leave central New York for an area outside New York called Westchester. However, this didn’t stop Susan Cheever’s relation to the central Park, she started to visit the city by any given chance. When she got her own children, she raised them in New York. Susan Cheever’s kids have a special feeling towards the Central Park just like Susan and even though her kids are grownups now, they still celebrate various events in Central park. In Susan Cheever’s essay, the readers can find many contrasts, those contrasts mainly circles around the opposition between the city and the suburbs.
Living in urban multicultural areas make human more educative, gregarious, inspired and knowledgeable to different backgrounds. When individuals who used to live in rural areas with an experience of one single culture, travel to urban areas, which is full of multicultural people with different nationalities, ideas, languages, foods, behaviors and ethnics with the absence of familiarity they will experience what is called “culture shock”. This will make individuals more stress and they will feel strange and different than residents in the urban area. They will be depressed and pessimistic. On the other hand, there are some positive features of exposure to a culturally diverse city.
Initially, I thought life was going to be challenging and difficult, but that was never the case, I loved being in a big city, it was full of life, and many opportunities. Moving in a big city from a small town has a huge impact on a person’s life. Life in a big city is very much different from the life in a small town. Nowadays, people move from small towns to big cities to push their dreams. People move to big cities to find better employment and education opportunities, live a comfortable life, and to get access to culture.
Population density grows and people try to identify themselves in society. Now, youngsters are very concentrated on themselves and on developing their personal qualities just «not to be like the others». It can be often seen that youth walk on the street with different exotic hair colors and clothes what makes them unusual. This is also reflected in a popularization of social networks. Millennials use them to express their individual specifics.
This dream is often interrupted by reality, but it does not have to be that way. There are things we can do to simplify our lives. When people hear about simplifying life, they may think it means moving into a home in the middle of the woods and living off the land. But that is not necessarily a simpler life—and it may not be for everyone. Instead, choose things that can keep you in the modern world, but still make life easier.
Although there are benefits of sociological perspective,there are also three main problems with sociological perspective. The first one is that world is constiniously and rapidly changing. The thing that we found out yesterday can not be true tomorrow. The following problem with the sociological perspective is, different from hard sciences like physics, chemistry or biology in sociology sociologists are also part of the thing which they study. They may have the knowledge where they born but it does not have to valid in other geographies and that is the reason why socilogists may remain "ethnocentric" and this is a problem for understanding other societies.
Economic development is another reason for the creation of open spaces such as Delli Haat in south Delhi. Spaces, which are attractive and invite people to relax, have economic benefits for retail business as a resultant spin off. Public spaces also serve as social binders, allowing people to gather to form a sense of unity, power and belonging, which is lacking in most of the cities. According to Jon Lang urban designers have relied on creating public spaces to bring people together. He adds that the goal of design should be to encourage all types of “positive human contacts”.
Entry 1 Question 3: When I was in elementary school for an after school activity I was in Girl scouts. It was fun and we did many things throughout the school year. One of the activists we did was visit a nursing home during the holidays and sing songs and visit with the residents. What made it intercultural was that we were talking to experienced elders who grow up in a different time then we did and how things were different. One resident was telling me about their job she was a sister and at time when she lived in the school and she and the other sisters shared a room and that in the summer it was horrible because there was no air conditioning.