My family is Nigerian therefore I am a Nigerian, Nigerian culture has affected my personal identity positively, it affects my education, the way I see life, my belief and traditions. My family’s customs and traditions definitely played a vital role in my pursuit for quality education. Growing up in a family where education is fundamental and the absence of a college degree is unacceptable, several factors underlie my being and my approach to life, this lifetime of experiences has shaped the way I speak, present myself and the way I think. My father was raised in an economically stricken home with three step mothers, four brothers and three sisters; all who managed to not only complete high school, but also go on to college. He was a member of a hardworking Nigerian family from osun state who took pride in what they did. My father passed this on to me. On my mother’s side, my grandfather was a farmer. He managed to provide for his family through endless hours of farming, he is a good example of how hard work pays off because with the money he gathered from his farm, he was able to build a big house in the city and he has also granted me life lessons, among them the ability to push past a struggle, to find fairness and justice in an unjust world and to become a stronger person for myself and those around me. This has helped me to see life differently, and to always believe that with hard work, I can achieve more than I ever imagined. My family’s customs and traditions definitely played a vital role in my belief and my behavior. My finally is known for the number of preachers they have raised over the years therefore, in the same spirit, I was raised with firm believes in the Christian rules. During my childhood, I was exposed to Christian religious traditions and customs in my home and school. My parents used to wake me up early on Sunday mornings for church; I grew up to be a good Christian trying to follow in the precepts of this religion. At this point in my
been dealing with what my identity is or what defines me. I have been interested in what I let define me, or what things in my life make me, me. This cultural background paper is about the values, experiences, worldviews, and different identities that have shaped me throughout the years. It makes you think hard about the things you let into your life, or even the values you developed through your family or on your own. Unfortunately, there are things that influence our identity in a negative way and….
My Cultural Background
Saint Leo University
Being adopted, I will focus on my family that raised me. My adopted mother was very unique in the fact; she was in her sixties when she “obtained” me. Nothing about my adoption was legal. My whole childhood was rare and why I began questioning it around age 12. I was blessed and I was miserable while I worked through my childhood, family issues, school, and church….
Defining my own cultural identity
by Stefanie Ã–ttl
Culture is one of the most difficult concepts in the human social sciences and there are many different ways of defining it. It is often argued that culture is a learned behaviour pattern shared by a specific group of people. Culture is about shared meanings, and language is the privileged medium in which meaning is produced and exchanged. People sharing one culture interpret the world in roughly the same way. Defining my own cultural identity seems….
My way of defining culture is something that makes up your background or something that shapes you. The times of my life have been good and sometimes bad, so that’s how my cultural identity is made up. I have multiple things that makes up my cultural identity, but here’s a few I’ll tell you about. My cultural identity mainly revolves around Food,Clothing & Music.
Boy boy boy don’t I like getting new clothes and trying on new things well shopping is another thing that makes up the way I am I enjoy….
Music. How has music shaped my identity? To begin with, music plays an important role in shaping one’s identity. Without it, one would not be a whole person. Music has helped several people shape their personality and has made them take control of the person they want to become. In the present day, music has played a major role in influencing our society and culture. Music has become difficult to escape from because we are not only exposed to music via the radio, but also tapes, CD’s, television….
My Cultural Identity
Rachelle D. Craig
Axia College of the University of Phoenix
My third choice was “marital,” and I am single and love to be single. Although currently I am in a relationship and he wants to progress to the next level, I am not ready. Do I think I’ll ever be ready? No. I feel after being constricted as a child, going through two severe domestic violence relationships with physical, mental, verbal, and physical abuse I just don’t want to experience any bondage. With my career….
high school, my life revolves around the sport that I love. Digging my cleats into the soft dirt infield and smelling the freshly cut grass is truly my favorite thing. The triumphant feeling that I get when my team does something good such as: hitting a homerun, striking out a batter, or winning a big game. February to April may be a bit cold and dreary to other people but I deem these three months my favorite time of the year. My life revolves around softball season and it has shaped my personality….
A characteristic of cultural identity that symbolizes my cultural identity is my love and passion and for music. In my life, music has made a huge impact. My family, especially on my Mother’s side, have influenced me to keep trying harder and harder to be a full-fleshed musician and pursue what I desire to become. I enjoy not only listening to music but also watching people perform, and also writing original musical compositions for the piano. From classic rock to the pop of today, the variety of….
When looking into my cultural background there were a two factors that influenced me musically such as being told that music is not a real career and my parents divorced. Many people in my family believe that a music career is only blank to be played in middle or high school not to make a living doing it. Once you finish high school you are require to process a real career that earns you more money to take care of you family. I always remember my uncle, tell me that teaching music is not where the….
My opinionated statements, values, morals, and perspective on many aspects of life are vigorously shaped and influenced by society’s idea of “normality”, and the values within it. But those are not the only elements that I can say influenced who I am. My personal experiences, feelings, and religious background have also had an extensive impact on my cultural identity.
Growing up in a Muslim household, my parents and siblings were very set in their religious beliefs, and I felt compelled to follow….