Exploration Of Cultural Identity : A Small Part Of A Person 's Identity

885 WordsJan 27, 20154 Pages
Exploration of Cultural Identity A large part of a person’s identity falls within their system of values, beliefs, ideas and biases. My own values and belief systems have morphed several times over the course of my life. Currently, I value family above all things. I define family both by blood relatives and close friends. My family is my support system and I am part of theirs. I would, will and do drop everything when a member of my family needs me. This very much influences the type of person I am and the choices I sometimes have to make between responsibilities and loved ones. As a result of this value, I am favorably biased toward people with a strong family network. I find myself more apt to respect and enjoy their company. However, the knowledge that there are others who are not as fortunate as me in the family department stirs compassion. Often, I bring outsiders into my family network because I see it as important to have people in your life who love you unconditionally. I believe in morality above all things. I treat others how I would like to be treated and expect the same in return. I am unfavorably biased against immoral, discriminatory individuals and find it hard to comprehend how they can be that way. This affects the way I interact with that demographic, I find it troublesome to maintain patience and understanding when faced with an interaction with an individual with these characteristics. Currently, I consider myself to be agnostic in terms of
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