Degrees of Socialism

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Kyle Schlesinger
12-10-09
SOC-105
Mrs.Marrone

Degrees of Socialism

 In today’s world, being socialized is very important depending on your ethnicity and gender. The general process of acquiring culture is referred to as socialization. During socialization, we learn the language of the culture we are born into as well as the roles we are to play in life.  In addition, they learn about the occupational roles that their society has in store for them.  We also learn and usually adopt our culture's norms through the socialization process.  Norms are the conceptions of appropriate and expected behavior that are held by most members of the society. Without proper manners and knowing how one should act, someone can be perceived as impolite or unsocial. Each family chooses to raise their child a certain way, but to be regarded as “normal” one must follow certain guidelines based on their culture and ethnicity. Raising a kid takes time and many things need to be learned, but without these teachings one may seem to be deviant.

Growing up in a suburb, I was raised according to the lifestyle/community around me. When I was little, my parents biggest fear for me, was not to say please, god bless you and thank you. If they ever caught me not using good manners, I would be in big trouble. I didn't realize it at the time, but I would use these words for the rest of my life. These 3 phrases words seem to show an individual’s personality and that you were raised properly.

Not only did my parents teach me how to be polite, but they taught me other manners as well. They taught me how to smile at people, how to chew with my mouth closed, to cover my mouth when I sneeze and cough, to do well in school, to hold the door open for others, to refrain me from drinking and smoking, to be courteous to others, not to stare, and also to share with those around me. I can go on and on with this list, but I would sound like a preacher rather than a college student. Everyone knows...
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