Compare My Parents

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Khanh Le
Professor Baldwin-Hench
English 100
18 February 2012
Compare and contrast my parents
Both my mother and father are good parents and play a major role in my life. My mother’s name is Tha Pham, and my father’s name is Thanh Le.They have lived together in perfect harmony for 30 years. Knowing them for a long time, their friends assume that my parents’ marriage is a God’s work. They cannot understand why God put my mother and my father together, for my parents are so vastly different. They differ widely in their views towards life, their personalities, as well as their hobbies. My mother and father have different views towards life. My father is a machinist. He has a view that earning and spending money is the main purpose of living. He is making a lot of money, but he works eighteen- hour days. In addition, my father believes money is to spent, so he uses a lot of money quickly and carelessly. He buys the most modern electronic equipment such as I pad 2, iphone 4. Furthermore, he constantly changes his car. One more thing is the way he shows his love toward us. Instead of saying” I love you” or spending time showing it, my dad indulges us with gifts as a way of demonstrating his love. As Deborah Price, the author of “Money Magic”, said,” Equating love and money is a habit we often pick up from our family”. On the other hand, my mother has the view that money is powerful and important, but it is not the most important thing in a person’s life. She regards money merely as a means to live. Unlike my father, my mother has the opinion that money should be saved for the future. For her, we should have money to fall back on when dealing with a difficult situation. Apart from that, my mother shows her love for us by providing Individualized attention to us rather than using money.

Besides views towards life, my parents have differences in their personalities. My mom is an introverted person. She has her little group of friends, but she...
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