A Slice of My Life
Chamberlain College of Nursing
A slice of My Life
The older I grow the more everything begins to come together in relation to the type of person I am today, and how the choices my family and I have made have shaped and become the definition of this thing I call "life". I have a pretty good idea about who I am as a person, but after all the discussions we hold in class, I was starting to become curious about the kind of person I am in the eyes of our society. C. Wright Mills' philosophy will light the way for me in finding out how each of my social influences have effected me in either a positive or a negative way. In this assignment I will attempt to investigate the interconnections between my ethnicity and social structure that make up my biography. Given my early age I do not have much history to look back on other than school and when I moved across country, but here it goes.
What was true for my family and I'm sure many others as well, the way I was raised and the social interactions I have experienced have shaped the socialization of my life as a young adult. I am one of 3 children, I am the youngest of my two older brothers and my parents have been married for 26 years; we represent the typical "NUCLEAR FAMILY" according to the FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE. (TCO 3) We had structure and discipline in my house, if we were bad or acted up, we were hit with a wooden spoon. Now a day, this would be considered a DEVIANT ACT because parents today do not like to discipline their children by spanking anymore. To me, being disciplined affected me in a positive way. It taught me the differences between right and wrong and what was acceptable from what was going to get me spanked. My parents established us as a working MIDDLE-UPPER CLASS family and raised us in a small rural town in New Jersey. Our town was very small, the type of town where everybody knows everybody and their personal business! My parents...