In fact, I agree with Breslin’s views because I think that people should follow the tradition, reinforce family togetherness, and adhere to history. Many women and children find that having the same last name as their husband helps them feel more like a family, and a new name is an important symbol of a family united. It is not only the tradition in America but also a tradition all over the world. For example, my country, Viet Nam, people passes on the husband’s surname to their children. It historically states a long time ago and becomes a tradition.
Families have worked hard to keep this a alive in each one of the generations that is coming up behind them. Traditions and cultural legacies has been the idea was of identify our family history. It allows us to know just who we are and where we come from. This paper is going to be a look on how do family traditions and cultural legacies contribute to and/or inhibit an individual’s self-identity? The important of this
My core values include family, health, knowledge, happiness, friendship, loyalty, trust, hard work, honesty, and learning. The first value I chose is family. Merriam-Webster defines the word family as, "a group of people who are related to each other”. However, to me personally, I feel that family is way more than just your relatives. Family has been a huge influence in why I’m in college today and has taught me right from wrong.
The Greatest Lesson in Life The Merriam Webster's dictionary has many different definitions for the meaning of the word love. It can be defined as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties, affection based on sexual desire, or affection based on admiration, benevolence, and/or common interests. To love and be loved is cherished greatly among my family. From the day that I was born I was granted with unconditional love by my family. These people that surrounded me with this love have taught me not only to love them, but myself and hopefully a special someone in the future as well.
As a result of my parents raising me around the traditional American holiday traditions, I find it important for myself to celebrate these holidays. I put emphasis on these holidays to spend time with not only my family at home but also my extended family. This has impacted me because I place value on family and the importance of certain holidays such thanksgiving. This has impacted me because I am now very family oriented and that is a value that I teach to my child. This tradition impacts me because it shapes who I am.
Although our values are passed down from our parents as we grow older those values can change. There are many values my parents passed down to me along with my grandfather that I still believe in today. My Grandfather was a big part of my life growing up and he instilled the values of honesty, being successful and family. Two values that I picked up as I grew older are individualism and being open minded. These values make me who I am today.
Each day we go through life doing activities that we have always done. In a sense we can say this is just tradition. Our political view, language, and our customs can be tied to the culture we have grown up to know. Individualism is created from our culture and is important to how we interact with other cultures in the world. It is safe to say that family tradition and cultural legacies play a very important role in our life.
I think that is one of the main reasons why I chose my Major in Human Services. Ever since I was little, people always look to me to ... ... middle of paper ... ...tress. My moral in spirituality is to go to church and meditate on the bible principles and apply them to my daily life. The moral person that I am today has to do with the way I was raised. For example, I grew up in a religious family; my father is a very spiritual man, however, my mother did not follow the bible directives for a wife.
Practices of community work and service has also been a heritage from my historical journey. From my grandparents, helping and contributing to society has been a fundamental part of their lifestyle in careers, communities and family. Living in the same area contributes to security and community values I have now. This is acted upon through maintaining old friendships and servicing people through the church and other outreaches. The frugal approach adopted from past history including World war II, the recession and my grandmothers childhood has contributed to a parsimonious attitude held today.
By no means am I perfect, believe me my family would vouch for that, however I do strive to instill into my nieces and nephews the same values and morals that my parents instilled into us. And everyday I strive to improve in each area just a little bit more, if I can help one person become a better person in my lifetime then my parents have succeeded in raising a good person.