Mexican American Culture

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Throughout my life I have been in and out of different communities, both online and face to face, but there is only one that I’ve ever stuck to. At the age of two, my parents brought me from Mexico to the States, starting my journey of living my life being Mexican-American. This community isn’t only for those who were born and raised here with Mexican parents, but also for those of us who were also born in Mexico, yet have lived here for most of their lives. Geography and identity aren’t the only things that the people in the community have in common, but also that we had to learn how to live with two different cultures. Although I do consider us a pretty strong community, it isn’t that strong because there’s no leader and not everyone knows …show more content…
I was taught about one culture at home, and I had to assimilate to the other one outside of the house, sometimes becoming difficult because of the major differences between the two. Although I’ve never fit into any of the cultures perfectly, I still felt like I deserved to be in it. The reason that it taught me to look at it from more than one perspective when it comes to really anything, is because I've seen things from two point of views. I've seen it from the Mexican cultural perspective and the American. And I've come to realize that the Mexican culture is a bit more conservative, so there are times that I do understand where they come from because I've been taught about it by my parents, but I've understood the American aspect more. For example, when it comes to moving out. I decided to live with my parents not only because it's saved money and time, but because we feel it's too soon for a son or daughter to leave the house. Yet I've also learned that in the American culture, you're considered mature and responsible if you move out right after high school to find your own way. This is something that recently happened, and for me it was a bit hard, although I never told my parents that I did want to move out. I see so many graduating seniors that are moving out of their houses, that I felt like I had to move out because everyone else was doing it. In the end, I realized that although my decision may be something bad in either of the communities, it’s just better to do what I feel is

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