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Social Factors That Influenced Me

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“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, strong ties, culture and socialization. These are social factors that have affected me since I was very little and continue to affect my personality today. Likewise, these same social factors affect other members of society. Social factors have had an immense impact on me, especially my strong ties to my family and some of my friends. These strong ties have molded
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Since I had been around my dad my whole life and had been socialized by his work ethic, this led me to a job where I would work with hard men who have been on job sites their entire working career. When you work with someone everyday, you begin to pick up some of their traits. Working with grown men, who are construction workers out on a job site, you see everyone working hard and always doing something. It made me want to contribute and become a hard worker in whatever way I could. Whether that meant beating duct metal together or running flex pipe, I always tried my best. Another social norm on a job site was the way people acted. Everyone needs to communicate and treat people with respect. If a worker did not treat coworkers with respect then other tradesmen can mess your work up. Another tradition, on the job site, was giving me a hard time. People did not do this because they did not like me, they did it because I was their friend and I was part of something bigger, like a family. One more practice that I saw on a job site was less fortunate people had to be labors because they had no other choice. Seeing and having this experience really makes me thankful that I have the opportunity to be in college. The culture at a job site is very different than when you are at home or at any other place. I will always remember how it was and how it affected
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