What Is My Family Essay

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After writing about my history and the themes I selected, I have learned a lot about who I am in society. I have realized that I am an average girl that has not experienced much of life. During this analysis I have come to realize I have not had much contact with other family types or other cultures. The definition of family is “It finds its origin in marriage; it consists of husband, wife, and children born in their wedlock, though other relatives may find their place close to this nuclear group, an the group is united by moral, legal, economic, religious and social rights and obligations” (Ravelli and Webber 283). My family fits perfectly into the definition of what a family is. My family is a nuclear family; I have a mother, father and…show more content…
My father and mother both cook and clean, my father works on the vehicles and fixes broken products in my house. The roles are mostly shared and both of my parents help around the house. My parents both support my sister and I and they both go to work as well as take care of us. The family theme I choose has impacted me by showing me all the different family types and how inequality is evident in any other type of family other then neutral or extended family. I now realize that I am very fortunate and everyone should accept others no matter what kind of family they live in. This has given me the label of normal in society if I had same sex parent I may be looked at as an outcast or outsider. Since this is how I was raised I am alike to many people. Since both of my parents work and went to post secondary education, I have been able to participate in post secondary school. My family impacts my everyday interactions because I base my actions on what they have taught me. I have learned what is right and wrong from my parents and I continue to apply that knowledge everyday. I respect my parent’s rules and even living in university I still think about them when making everyday decisions and ask myself if they would approve of my actions.…show more content…
I am most surprised with the theme of culture; I never put it together that me living in a small town would affect me so immensely. I understand how family affects my life because I learn from my parents but culture is not something I think about being around all the time although it is immersed into my everyday life without me knowing. My individual agency plays a role in the social constructions I have chosen. In my family I listen to my parents but also my individual agency has forced me to rebel against them and be myself sometimes. Although I am a quiet person and that reflects my culture when I get to know people I become open and act my true self. Although I enjoy small groups and being close to people I also enjoy meeting new people and I think if I were raised in a city I would love living there as well. I like going to the city and shopping and I dislike how there is nothing to do in the small town I live in. I will continue to think deeply and relate my actions to the social constructed that I have came to understand throughout this analysis. Since I am average and my social position in society is normal I will continue to respect other social positions. I will also influence others to grow and create themselves however they want without relying others. I am involved with Big Brother and Big Sister and I am excited to help mediate children
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