I didn’t want to live like that. That was the environment I grew up in but due to the fact I’ve had positive influences in my life I was able to stay on the right path. Growing up my dad was never around, so my mom always played both roles for my little brother and I. My mom has always been strict on me regarding my school work, never letting us miss a day of school, and made sure we stayed in sports. She raised us to
“Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you 've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured - and they overcame them.” (Obama 6) In the speech Obama had presented at the graduation class of 2013 at Morehouse College, he wants them to remember their struggles and be able to overcome them to do what is right. Obama uses a lot of rhetorical appeal such as pathos, such as the fact that he did not have a father figure in his life, yet he reached the top position in the country after years of hard work and support from his single mother, and grandparents. The second most effective rhetorical appeal is ethos,
As far as I concerned, there is nothing of a so-called individual justice, but this is opposite to state certainly that social justice do not exist as well. Social justice by definition is “a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society.” (Wikipedia). This should be broken down into smaller part that contributes to the society: individual. Individual is not born fair. For instance, there have been numerous industrious students who live in harsh places, suffering from natural disasters like those in Central Area of Vietnam that they live constantly on the verge of losing equipment for studying or even their family members.
When I still a kid,I have heard Ola Joseph said that "Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another 's uniqueness." I do not understand at first since it looked complicated for a kid to understand.But as I grew up for sixteen years ,I have been through the same situation by myself. From what I myself really understand,a race is a group of people who have their own set of beliefs,culture,religion and other peculiar characteristics.Invariably the members of a race are very proud of their race and would defend what they believe in or their way of life if they are threaten in any way.So when two or more races stay together in the same place ,conflicts are bound to happen.At best they just let each other live side-by-side as long as they do not interfere with each other’s way of living. We in Malaysia are in this position .There are three major races here,the Malays,the Chinese and the Indians with smattering of other ethnic groups.So far we have managed very well to stay as one nation despite our differences.Only the May 13 incident in 1969 spoiled an otherwise perfect co-existence between the races.
As a child I was raised in a strict household always having to maintain straight A’s and couldn’t go play outside until all my homework was done. My parents are not the best in the world, but they taught me a lot of valuable lessons not just about how to live but how to treat others. Treating others well is a big part in many Native communities. We are all taught at an early age to be nice towards one another and always help to those in need, not out of virtuous deeds, but out of respect and care towards all walks of life. I was taught by my parents, grandparents, friends and other community members.
Initially when I registered for Interpersonal Communications it was solely to fulfill my USEM requirements and I reckoned the class as nothing more than an obstacle. My sour attitude did not last though, my first class on my very first day of college was my communications class and I felt extremely welcomed and intrigued. These feelings were reinforced when the second day of class brought an interactive outside activity. I happily participated in and the activity it created an enthusiastic impression within me for the classes to follow. In general—even prior to my communications class—I consider myself a skilled communicator and a friend that is more than willing to listen to someone’s struggles; however, I did not recognize how much psychology was behind the way we communicate.
I enjoyed how the book included that resilience is not a fixed personality trait and that it is a life-long activity. I have never thought of it in that way and it was an interesting way to describe it, but in my opinion, it is true. We are not born with a trait to be resilient, we have to learn it throughout our experiences in life. There are many different times in our life where we have to be resilient without even consciously thinking about it. This book was extremely helpful for me because I got to learn a new approach to being resilient through the things that happen in my life.
This case analysis is primarily about the work I undertook with a young person and his family. I was allocated the case quite early on my placement. Initially, I struggled with it because I did not have enough knowledge of the support the agency could give. Working with this family had been very challenging, but I gained a lot of experience which had reinforced my professional development (D1,D2). To adhere to the Code of Ethics for Social Work, I got an informed consent from the young person and his family to use their information for this assignment.
I found the content of this week’s discussion post to be very interesting and stimulating. I have heard some of the mentioned terms and material in previous criminal justice courses, but have never examined it from the viewpoint of a child. In my previous classes, I always drew the connections of IPV between spouses but never analyzed the impact on children. Despite the material focusing on the effect domestic violence has on children, I also noticed many ties to the issues of masculinity which can be dated back centuries. In a review of this week 's topics, one can see issues brought on by masculinity that is not only prevalent today but has been for a while.
A lot of times we ask ourselves to imagine what our life would be like if we were unable to experience some of the fortunate things in life. We simply just scoff at it, as if it could never happen to us or someone close to us. I never really took a deeper look into how unfortunate experiences have shaped my life because I was fortunate enough to have parents who loved me unconditionally and taught me to be better. However, their pasts and the stories have pushed me to be someone’s advocate and support system because no one should have to feel insignificant. Growing up, I was an only child who lived with my mother, father, and maternal grandmother.