Essay On Family

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What is a family? When people hear the word family, they automatically think, mother, father, children, aunts, uncles and grandparents, but the true meaning of Family in the dictionary is: a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household or descendants of a common ancestor. It’s one of the most important social group that one can belong to because people learn their value and the meaning of life. Family is the ones that teach each other about life and how and what to expect when starting a family of their own. They care and tend to one another’s needs creating a bond that is of trust that should be cherished. They are the ones that get together at the dinner table during the holidays, birthday celebration or life achievements…show more content…
In order for one to talk to their family, they would have to walk or if they had an automobile they would drive to their home. Which was great because they would speak face to face and spent quality time with each other especially during the holidays. Moms and grandmas would make warm, delicious homemade meals and set up the table beautifully with silverware, plates and cups laid out so that the family can get together to eat as one and have conversations and laugh with each other, but as technology started coming into the picture it slowly took away family time. When the telephone was invented and it was a great invention because family members were able to call each other and see how they were doing, which worked well for the ones that lived far from one another, but not so much for the ones that lived close by. People started to become more dependent on phones, so most would call their family instead of going over to their homes. As the years passed by technology keep improving and getting more and more high-tech. So in today’s society, technology is a big deal to stay connected. Families don’t unite together like they use to due to technology and that’s because now people can send text messages, send emails, video chat, or talk over social media. Like Alex William said in Quality Time, Redefined “One family. One room. For screens. Four realities, basically.” It has gotten to the point where the family will get together and…show more content…
During the 1920’s and 1930’s the stock market crashed and the Great Depression, family had to change their life style a bit. In What We Really Miss About the Stephanie Coontz 1950’s by Stephanie Coontz, “a bare majority of children had to come live in a family with a male breadwinner, a female homemaker and a chance to at a high school education.” Many informal separations occurred as well as having children dropped drastically families were torn apart and many youngsters left home to look for work which was often across the country. World War two was the beginning of economic recovery, people started having interest in having a family again, which marriage and childbearing began to blossom. In the 1950’s there was a lot of racism, sexism, and repression was going around as well social protest, but as the decades passed by families were changing. In today’s society family isn’t just a mother, a father, and children anymore and this is to many people not having that privilege for many different reasons. Some reasons can be that one of the parents has passed away and they have to live with just mom or dad or maybe the parents are always out working and doing other stuff so they don’t quality spending time with their kids. This can make a great impact on those children, it makes them feel incomplete, but as they get older and gain close friends they tend to start
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