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I belong to a Punjabi culture, from north India. I was born and raised in India, so it has a strong effect on my life. My family emphasizes on pattern two of interdependent family, and my culture teaches me to satisfy family’s needs before my own and always available to family members when they need help. In an interdependent family, each member supports the other to create a whole. I remember my mother started a job to meet my family needs, and my siblings were young so, I took one year off from school to take care of my siblings. As I live in an interdependent family, elders always advise the young members when they need it. Now, I am a mother of an infant, but my mother still gives me advice on how to take care of her in bath, food, and swaddle, etc. In this way, I am aware of my culture and truly believe in it by helping family members and always available to them when they need help. I was born and raised in the Punjabi culture. Punjabi people are those who live in Punjab is compound of Persian word panj means five and ab means water. So land of five rivers. I am well versed in this culture. Culture is like a lens. We see the world through the culture lens of our family. In Bronfrenbrener’s bioecological model culture is part of microsystem.
I was raised in the Sikh-Punjabi family. In my culture, manners were on top priority. My parents always taught me to be kind, helpful and respectful towards others and elders. I remember when my mother prepared the food for the family, she serves to my grandparents first. Now, I follow the footprints of my mother while preparing and serving the meals to my family. I firmly believe in it as my moral duty. I will get my meal when my parents finish their meal. We add word “Ji” while addressing our elders because calling by the only name is not acceptable in our culture. I cannot imagine myself calling my elders with their name only. We add “Ji” for respect. This is how I value manners in my lifestyle.
Family : My family is an interdependent family. Each member relies on each other, and support other members of the household. They contribute to the cost of living. Old and seniors are respected in the family. If any one feels sick, there is always someone to take care of him in the family. Children who live in an interdependent family, always get to learn cultural and moral values from their grandparents. But, an interdependent family doesn’t mean that they do not have their responsibilities, vision, and purposes, etc. They are involved in each other’s lives as well as their own. My answer is related to my culture as everyone spent time with each other, consult with elders before making decisions, and are available to offer help to family members when they need it.
Family : I WAS BORN in a joint Sikh family Punjab, India. I lived in a remote village area away from city. We are 15 members who lived together in one big house including my parents, two siblings, my grandparents, my two-paternal uncle and their families. WE were 7 raised of nearly same age group who raised up together. Agriculture was the main source of income of our family. My grandfather was the family head who took big decisions. He served as a roleture model for us and taught us about close relationship, family bonding or life, and how to share resources, and hard work is the key for success. My family was known for their hardworking nature. MY dad, grandfather, and uncle , my mother and aunt used to spent their whole day working in the paddy field. Their hardworking nature also developed this nature in their kids including me. My parents were very piques and also inspired me to have faith in God. My mom
was a very active lady and she was very conscious about the habits of her kids. She spent a lot of time to develop good manners. I learned about love and affection, cooperation, sharing, authority and direction from my parents. My PARENTS was always eager to educate me. They motivated to study.
Religion: Iwas born in a sikh religion family. My parents were very piques. They used to visit temple ( a workship place) daily. M y parents religious participation was the most influential part of my religious socialization. I developed a huge belief in God under the influence of my mother. I used to go to temple in the evenings along with my sister. During my teen age years I also started participation in numerous religious activities. My religion taught me to help others and sacrifice for the well being of society. I also learned about sharing and caring through the teachings of my sikh religion. I also visited many other temples of my area other than my village temple. But my religion views were always secular. MY parents always taught us to respect all the religion and believe in one God. I am supporter of all religions. I also visited Hindu temple as well Muslim Mosque with my friends who were from other religions. My secular views helped me to get more closer to my friends Peer group: Most of my friends are involved in reading, writing and participate in academically competitions like essay writing, mathematics Olympiad test, and general knowledge exams. I truly enjoy being able to be creative with my essay writings and enjoy solving mathematics problems. I met my best friend in 8th grade and she always helped me to get A+ grade in mathematics exams. Most of my friends are very excitable and passionate. We gave free tuitions to those students who are weak in mathematics. My friends and I value academic success, community service and close relationships with one another.
Peer: My peer group involved my school friends, friends from my village, my cousin and children of my mom’s friends. I learned cooperation from and socialization from them. We used to eat and play together. We established very good relationships without the direction of an adult. We used to have long chit chat hours. I used to share everything with my friends. I learned many good as well as bad habits from them. I developed healthy eating routine from one of my best mate named Amandeep. On the other side, I developed a bad habit of watching TV for long hours from one of my cousin. In this way, I can say my habits were very influenced by my peer group. My peer group was very supportive. They always encouraged and appreciated me for doing best in my studies. I learned how to negotiate and relate to others from my friends. My school friends are involved in reading, writing and participate in academically competitions like essay writing, mathematics Olympiad test, and general knowledge exams. I truly enjoy being able to be creative with my essay writings and enjoy solving mathematics problems. One of my friend she always helped me to get A+ grade in mathematics exams. Most of my friends are very excitable and passionate. We gave free tuitions to those students who are weak in mathematics. My friends and I value academic success, community service and close relationships with one another.
Media- books, televisions and movies: There was a one Disney movie Lion king in 90’s in my early childhood. There was a struggle between good ( good king Mufasa) and evill ( scar bad
king) was very real. GOOD means respect for all forms of life and all natural laws, while evil means disregard for everything except yourself. ( https://www.theodysseyonline.com/11-life-lessons-disneys-lion-king) The second movie which I had great impact on my life was “ lion heart “. This was story French paratrooper who fought street fight for his family ( sister in law and niece) . His brother was killed brutally by drug dealers. I remember I cried several times after watching this movie. I learned lesson from this movie there is nothing important than taking care of family at any cost. Book: refer a book which influenced my life.
Era: In 90’s phone came. And internet came. It easily talk with friends , parents and relatives.
Community: My community was safe. The community in which I live is rather small . There are a
total of nine schools in the area and the population is rather diverse. As
a member of a diverse community, In my community it has church, Hindu temple,, sikh temple and Mosque .I have the ability and responsibility to
educate myself about the different cultures and religions that exist within
the community. Through this education, I can discover how to better serve
the needs of my neighborhood “this is what it means to be a part of a
As a member of the community I also must understand the essentiality
of volunteerism. Volunteerism allows me to take the focus off of myself
and devote my time and energy to others that are in need. I currently
volunteer my time at my church and to coaching recreational youth
activities. Volunteering at the church allows me to meet the needs of
people that may not have any other place to go. Likewise, coaching allows
me to be a positive influence for other young people. This influence
instills self- esteem, team work, leadership skills and confidence. In
doing this, I am giving back to my community and making it a better place.
Volunteerism is also important also an important part of being a
member of a community because it not only helps individuals but aids the
community as a whole. It allows people to know that they will have support
in the community when they go through difficult times. You see, being a
part of a community also means that I must support my neighbors and do
whatever I can to improve their situation.
School In short, I am glad to say that I passed my school days very happily. Scarcely I had any sad experience. But please explain.
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Peer group: Most of my friends are involved in reading, writing and participate in academically competitions like essay writing, mathematics Olympiad test, and general knowledge exams. I truly enjoy being able to be creative with my essay writings and enjoy solving mathematics problems. I met my best friend in 8th grade and she always helped me to get A+ grade in mathematics exams. Most of my friends are very excitable and passionate. We gave free tuitions to those students who are weak in mathematics. My friends and I value academic success, community service and close relationships with one another.