I was unaware we could learn something positive from another culture. I was assuming that we should adhere to our own culture and be true to our beliefs. Partially of this is true whereas believers of Christ stay committed to faith, but also look at the other values and determine what we (North Americans) are lacking. What I knew about the nature of the world was that humans live in broken and sinful world. On the other hand, I thought of human identity as how a person defines him or herself and how is that person differs from others. New ideas should always be explored because they could be beneficial in gaining a new perspective on
In the mid-nineteenth century, a girl named Ni-bo-wi-se-gwe (Oona) was born in pitch darkness in the middle of the day when the sun and moon crossed paths. The book Night Flying Woman by Ignatia Broker is the biography of Broker’s great-great-grandmother, Oona. It describes Oona’s life through what Broker has learned from her grandparents when they passed down the stories. In the book, one of the main themes is passing traditions on. I chose this theme because, in the book, passing traditions on is a major part of the characters’ culture. Passing traditions on is a practice that is important to many cultures and it effectively connects generations of people through experiences and stories.
Culture plays a large role on how someone views others and the world. Some things that can affect some one’s perspective are their childhood, past experiences, and their ethnic background.
The Holy Ghost People by Peter Adair, was created in 1967. It exposes people of the Pentecostal religion, and their unusual rituals and ceremonies that they partake in. While watching the movie I kept on wondering why someone would want to sit through one of their services and participate in such odd rituals and behaviors. After reviewing the sociological theories we have learned in class, I concluded that Durkheim’s Social Consensus theory and Collins Interaction Ritual Chains theory both best explain the motivations for joining and staying in a religion that has such unusual rituals and extreme commitments.
I grew up in a two-parent household with my parents being married before they had children. My father has always been the one that provides finically, while my mother was the one who took care of my siblings and I throughout my childhood. Being that both of my parents were born in Mexico, I consider myself Mexican American. I am proud to be Mexican American. Culture plays a huge role in shaping your identity. A person’s beliefs and morals are made up by culture and remain throughout your entire life. Culture is what made you the person you are today and also determines who or what you choose to associate yourself with. My identity would not exist if it were not for my own culture and the values I have carried from it along the years.
From Yosso’s article I choose to do it on Culture Capital Narrative on Familial Capital. Familial Capital is a capital about information on family and extended family that has given your life by their own memories and cultural values. Familial Capital is a theme I can really connect well with my family and myself. My family has given me information on their on life and personal experiences they have gone through and cultural values they follow and respect.
The culture I identify is African American. The African American culture have several traditions that my family and I practice. The traditions of the African American culture that are practices among my family are maintaining family relationships, practicing Christianity, maintain hospitality, gaining education, and cooking.
For many immigrant families moving into the U.S the culture shock is significant. Families can easily be overwhelmed by their need to fit into their new surroundings. This is especially true for children in these families. It is easy for children to get caught up in the American way of life, and that can cause the original culture to be forgotten. That is why the adults in these families have to enforce their native culture on their children, so the adults can make sure that those customs are not forgotten.
In the essay, “An Indian Father’s Plea” by Robert Lake, the author takes to explain to his audience that your culture can greatly impact your perspective of others. For example, when the teacher Wind-Wolf a slow learner, the father writes a letter explaining why wind-wolf is not, but in fact the opposite. The author said “If you ask him how many months there are in a year he will probably tell you 13. He will respond this way not because he does not know how to count, but because he was taught by our traditional people.” (lake). This example shows that because the teacher’s
My last reason is that if we do not learn about the past and the mistakes humanity has made we will most likely repeat it. George Santayana a Spanish-American philosopher, poet, and humanist who made important contributions to aesthetics, speculative philosophy, and literary once said "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.". The past holds mistakes that should not be repeated but most of the time we never look back to the past to make sure we do not repeat those mistakes because we must look back to move forward.
Everyone's culture is different, that's why the majority of people have different opinions on certain subjects. Even though everyone goes through different experiences, the way they were taught growing up effects how they will be in the future. One's culture has a very big impact on how they view others and the world.
Customs and traditions are vital to the development of our human race because in order to grow we must depend on a sense of a greater purpose and value. They should be considered important, and something that should reside in peoples' heart. Customs and traditions are extremely sufficient, and they have both good and bad sides. Therefore, society will be better if people relate and eliminate the restrictions between one another. Modern society can not improve without existing customs and traditions. This is the same principles as science-new inventions are dependent on what existed before. Therefore, in order for the society to develop, it should have a solid foundation based on customs and traditions. Some traditions may be a positive thing
Imagine two lives: one is boring with people sitting around all day complaining. Another life is exciting with people laughing and complimenting those around them. Two polar opposites, but both situations re-invent the people involved. Within a person’s life he or she may go through hundreds or even thousands of phases. These phases can also be referred to as re-inventions. One might be so bold as to say this appears every day, every hour, and even every minute. People are continuously and subconsciously re-inventing themselves in their everyday lives.
History has many faces. In any country 's history, there are plenty of infamous events and difficult topics. Most of the time, the difficult and unpleasant ones are either hushed up or given a blind eye. As a result, some previous historical events remain unexamined, little known, or not written in chronological "cause and effect" sequences. One such topic is World War II, in which, consequently, after the Pearl Harbor bombing, America became involved within the war effort. The attack of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was an unfortunate event that led to many deportations and imprisonments of the Japanese, Germans, and Italians in America. Hundreds of thousands of lives were affected and filled with grief, pain, and sorrow.
Over the years, history has been manipulated for people to have a limited knowledge of the actual events. For Example the history of the indigenous people in Mesoamerica which has been misinterpreted with many myths portraying them as heartless and evil people. In reality these indigenous people were incredible and clever to the point that they build a “perfect empire” in what today is part of Mexico and Central America. The cultural and life integration was based on three essential processes worldmaking, worldcentering and worldrenewing.