This past three-day weekend, I headed home. I was excited, yet nervous to go home, since I had no been there in close to 5 weeks, but every time I would head home, I had the opportunity to see my husband. Nonetheless, that was not going to be the cases this times, so I was anxious to see what my days would consist of without him being there. Heading home was my reward; it was a compensation for finishing midterms and surviving all on my own. Nonetheless, going home was also different, as soon as I got home, I could not help but picture all of the times my husband and I were sitting the living room watching movies, and just having a good time. As I went though the house, I couldn’t help it, so I cried. And that’s when the feeling rules started to kick in.
As my sister approached me, she asked me, “How are you feeling?” With tears in my eyes I said, I am sad. She responded in a very harsh tone and said, “You have to get over it, it has been cl...
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...emotions. Nonetheless, I found it really interesting the way my sister reminded me of the feeling rules, and how well it linked to what we are learning in class. Along with that, once again I realized how my culture has shaped the way I am. It all has to do with emotions fitting into your culture because it is through culture that we learned our emotion, and each emotion has culturally specific interpretations. It is our culture that teaches us how to act appropriately, it is our culture that teaches us how what to feel, and what not to feel. Hochschild states, “Since culture directs our seeing and expecting, it directs our feelings and our naming of feeling” (233). It amazes me to see the power society and my culture have, to shape who I am, and what I feel. After this weekend, I can say, I also learned how to value myself, and be happy even if I had to work on it.
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