This gives me the freedom to act as I am without trying to find masks to put on in different circumstances. My understanding is that, more open I am about my life the more freedom that I could feel. Of course, there are things that we cannot talk about to others. Some of it open only to our partners (our wife or husband), some only to friends and some only to our work environment BUT some we only keep to ourselves. I am most comfortable in this area and have been trying to grow Open Self.
With reliability comes trust, which is also another very important value. 2. Who first taught you this value? My parents were the first ones to teach me how important it is to be reliable. Growing up they were always true to their word and I never had to second guess if they would be there or not. I want not only my family but also my patients to feel the same way with me as I did with my parents.
My understanding of cultural diversity came very early in my life. I have lived in an open society with no distinct social classes. It is a multicultural society with inhabitants from different continents. I have come to appreciate those whom we do not share the same background. The discoveries I made enticed me to continue exploring more about cultural diversity.
But contemporary conceptions of culture are radically different from the meaning culture used to have when anthropology developed as a discipline within the academy in the nineteenth century. A brief excursion into the shifting meaning of culture over the years may help to clarify contemporary connotations of culture. Many anthropological textbooks open with the definition of culture as a whole way of life of a group or society as it was first formulated by the English
Growing up, we were never upper class, and sometimes probably even fell below middle class. Money was a constant factor and something my family dealt with ceaselessly. Although we were a working-class family, I didn’t feel out of place. I grew up in a very small town and people in my society weren’t really upper-class either. My friends and neighbors were in very similar situations as my family and I in terms of class.
The one question I get asked most in my everyday life is “How do I know what I know about Indian culture and traditions?” Growing up in a traditional and conservative household that placed education and knowledge seeking about everything else it was only natural that I learnt a lot about it. Let me assure you folks that I am not a Culture Nazi and I dislike lecturing people about traditions, for what is tradition today was a practice that was started by somebody because it made sense to them at a particular point in time. It might have even contradicted what they were following before that. By when asked, I like talking about it and educating people. Why?
This has been a long standing debate in the anthropological world and science circles. There has been uncertainty surrounding the classification of anthropology. Anthropology is considered in some parts of the world to be an art. Some consider it to be a humanistic science as it dwells deep into society and different cultures and their relations. Many anthropologists have had their say on the debate and some have even gone on to write about it.
Growing up I was lucky enough to have nothing but positivity around me, may that be from my family, my friends, or the close knit community that I was a part of, but it all come together to create an uprising that I am proud to call my own. Although many of these aspects around me lead to who I am today as an individual, I would like to focus on my family and the effects it has had on me. I grew up in a big family with that family always being around the corner from me, which still didn’t stop me from bragging any time my grandpa would pick me up from kindergarten to anyone willing -or not- to listen. I grew up always sure of two things: one, every Saturday I would go grocery shopping with my grandpa and he’d tell me stories ranging from him peeing on a classmate of his, to his experience with World War II, and although I was too young to appreciate it then, now looking back on it I would not have traded those Saturdays for the world. The second certainty in my life was that I had a family that would always love and support me no matter what.
My parents have travelled and lived across the world. They have exposed me to different types of people and their cultures and religions through travelling; nurturing us into open-minded, adaptable individuals. As Nolan Tucker says, “Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.”
We have always been close-knit and my parent’s representation of a positive relationship has set the standard for the connections we hold in our own lives. In my family, we tend to have an heir of ‘tough love,’ meaning respect is earned not given. Between my siblings and I, there are secure bonds. However, there tends to be conflict, although founded in love, between my siblings and my parents. In my hometown of Hudson, Ohio, my