The life course principles that were incorporated into my interview questions were principles 1, 3, and 5. Principle number one is the meaningful pattern seen in the passing of time and includes all phases of life. Principle three explores the individuals own developmental life courses that were shaped by historical events. Last but not least, principle 5, where the lives of all family members are interdependent because of one historical event that can a...
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...it was meaningful to me because I was able to learn so much about someone I care about dearly. It taught me a lot about her and it also reminded it me why she was my role model to begin with. Early on in my life my grandmother helped a lot out with raising me so I feel that she’s rubbed off on me a lot, and once I’m older I’ll hopefully grow into a great lover like she is. From this experience I’ve learned that a lot has changed in society, and that I wish I were able to live in her time to be able to experience a generation with more care for the world and greater morals for themselves. I have very positive thoughts about this experience, it made me want to interview a lot more than just my grandmother; I would love to learn about other elders in my life. Once again, I’m very grateful that this class gave me a project to do that is very meaningful to my life and me.
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