Global Culture & Community: Ethnography
2 April 2014
Which Way Home Analysis
After watching Which Way Home, I had to look at it from two completely different perspectives. Looking at it from my point of view it made realize what I had. It makes you take a step back and appreciate and be grateful for the things you do have because it could be a lot worse than what it actually is. In the grand scheme of things I, personally, do not have it as bad as I think I do at some points. When you see people with less than what you have you begin to understand that getting up and going to an 8:30 a.m. class in the morning isn’t really all that bad. Being able to get up and go to class is a privilege that most people take for granted and assume that it is some sort of right that they deserve. When you watch documentaries like this one in particular, it opens your eyes and you start to grasp the idea that not everyone in the world has it as good like a good proportion of us that live in the United States do. It humbles yourself and makes you value what you do have and to make sure you count your blessings because it could have been much worse.
The second perspective I looked at it from were from the children migrants that were trying to make their way through Mexico to get to the United States. I will never understand the struggle that they have to go through everyday just have a place to eat and sleep. This were the saying “walk a mile in my shoes” truly comes into play. Until you go through the pain and suffering that they have to go through it is hard to judge the current situation that they are in. I do not blame them for leaving their families at such an early age. They want to make it to the United States and give them a better opportunity to be successful and take care of their loved ones. It takes a lot courage and just flat out guts to leave your parents or the people who take care of you at such a youthful age. Us college kids are...
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