Heritage (poem)

Family Culture 11th Grade

Universal among all human groups, from co-workers to entire nations, is a particular way of behaving. As we socialize and engage with one another, we develop characteristic methods of thinking, feeling, acting, and judging. This is what we know as culture. Intrinsically valuable to our lives and communities, culture encompasses our beliefs, morals, languages, traditions, hobbies, foods, social, political, and religious engagements, upon several other facets that make us who we are. As a socially transmitted phenomenon, culture is a learned concept. We are introduced to it from the minute we are born, and as we grow, we adopt different aspects of it through enculturation. The majority of our behaviors are learned from those we interact with the most: our family. Naturally, our family culture is the first culture we are ever exposed to, and it is integral to who we become as individuals. We are taught how to handle conflict, how to communicate, and how to distinguish between right and wrong. We essentially develop an understanding of social interaction based on the way we interact with our families, and each of our families embody a unique piece of our culture that is represented in our lives every day.

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