My Cultural Paradigms

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Cultural paradigms make up a person’s identity, beliefs, values, and behavior. The paradigms tell us how human existence works, what is possible and impossible, what the rules are, and how things are done, shaping an individual’s reality. People are emotionally committed to their paradigms and give up or change them with great difficulty (Diller, 2015). “It is learned as part of the natural process of growing up in a family and community and from participating in societal institutions” (Diller, 2015, p. 93).
Of the previously mentioned concepts represented in my family’s lifestyle, many still hold significance and are followed to this time. My family’s beliefs and attitudes remain the same. The continue to view sex out of marriage a sin and
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