"Treat others how you want to be treated." A quote you 've probably heard a hundred times, but a golden rule that I 've held dear to my heart since I was a little girl. Through school I never belonged to one clique. In a sense, I always hated the idea of a clique because the social exclusion it created has always frustrated me. I was that girl that was friends with everyone.
Family has a different meaning to every individual. Family can also be used to describe friends, teammates and any other group you feel close to, in addition to your siblings and parents. Each family you are a part of is important and special in its own way. The family you have known the longest are the ones related to you by blood.
Values are what distinguish and make special one person from another one. When someone tries to find and define their personal values, they discover what is really important to them. Each person has different values that were developed and are constantly improving throughout their lives. There are people who act with different values in some occasions and there are others who are able to follow their values in every situation they face. Throughout my life, I have learned that values are what makes every person who they really are.
I was brought up in an urban setting with a multicultural society. As a child, my curiosity mainly focused on understanding why people are so different. Why all the races? This provided a strong foundation on which I have built my personal culture. My understanding of cultural diversity came very early in my life.
From the time I was born, I was given certain characteristics and behaviors that follow through my life and creates a barrier for myself to have a limit on opportunities that could be taken. Every single person has a unique way of expressing their cultural identity because no one grew up exactly the same. I wouldn’t have my own identity if I didn’t carry morals and beliefs I had while growing up. I also gained characteristics that represent me from the society we live in today. Thinking of the daily tasks I partake in and how I do them in a certain way makes me wonder why I do it.
Self-Culture and Family Origin I view my culture as the values, beliefs, and principles that my family and I value. My culture would be defined as white, upper middle class, law enforcement, Midwestern. Based upon my culture and how I was raised some values and principles that are most influential into how I act and live my life are family, kindness, hard work, respect, and education. The most important value of all of these is family. Family is the core of who I am and it means more to me than anything else.
Family is a basic unit in the society traditionally consisting of parents and children. It does not need to be blood related in order to be a family. Family is home, they are the ones who gives you unconditional love. They are the people who comforts you towards difficulties in life. The ones who I can count on in times of love problem.
Each family has their own traditions and values, not even just each family, but each individual person. Most think that the values gained come from the things that happen and the things that a person grows up around. While others believe that deep down these values are already present and the traditions carried out reflect that. The cultural traditions that people partake in shape the values that they hold. Some believe that values are already set deep down in people’s hearts and that the things carried out in day to day life will reflect that.
Values are part and parcel of the philosophy of nation and the education system. Values are the guiding principle of life which is conductive to one’s physical, social and mental health. They are the guiding principles which enable us to make suitable adjustment with our own culture. Values include all important religious beliefs, moral attitudes, philosophies of life; political ideologies which help in sustaining the society and its culture. They also help in pinging about correspondence changes in the society and culture.