The sibling culture I experience weighs more on the collectivist culture. This is because my relationship with my siblings is primarily grouped based. We value group cooperation and harmony rather than a competitive spirit or individual desire. Evidence of this is depicted as we work together to complete the task of finishing our chores. We constantly split chores and alternate. We also work together to help each other out, both academically and emotionally. As a middle child, I have experienced helping out my younger brother and receiving help from my two older sisters. Interdependence and mutual support is a big part of my collectivist culture. Whenever there are decisions to be made, as siblings, we always communicate with …show more content…
High/Low Uncertainty Avoidance:
Low Uncertainty Avoidance
Within the sibling culture, I experience the low uncertainty avoidance culture rather than high uncertainty avoidance culture. As siblings, we value ambiguity, uncertainty, and risk. Our acceptance of the unpredictability is natural and we are open to new approaches constantly. One characteristic of our risk taking behavior is evident in our entrepreneurship. For instance, a couple of years back, we decided to start a lemonade stand and bake goods outside of our parents' shop. Although we had a plan and carried it out, we knew that reality would get in the way and unpredictable things would happen, but we didn’t let that stop us. We continued on with our idea and was willing to accept the challenge we had enforced upon ourselves. We are also always open to unknown situations. An example of our risk-taking behavior is when we decided to create a club at school. We decided to create a club in where we invested time in organizing events to help the homeless. We started the club with no knowledge of how it would turn out. We had no idea our parents and other students would get involved. This example depicts how willing me and my siblings are in finding different ways of doing things rather than following rules too precisely.
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I was born on October 5, 2000, in Lodi California, to two Pakistani parents. I can say that every aspect of that sentence has shaped me into who I am today. Because I was born in the year 2000, I grew up in a year where social structures were being tested and the separation between races were thinning out. Because I was born in the United States in the state of California, I grew up with a better chance of an education (than my parents or people from other countries). Though I was born in America, that didn't change the fact that I was raised by two Pakistani parents who instilled their morals and values; this led me to embrace their culture and ethic as well as the westerns. By applying sociological imagination to my own life, it shows myself
I believe there are many factors that define culture, such as language, food, traditions from past generations, religion, and values. All of these factors have the power to influence the individuals within.
Personal values, beliefs, and principles are important for individuals to know about themselves. However, when asked the question, “what are your personal values, beliefs, and principles?” The first response is often a laundry list of characteristics with the assumption that those three words are synonymous. From my experience when posed this question the laundry list became long and in retrospect, I began to wonder what the differences were between each of these terms. As a teacher, employee, mother, and Christian knowing these differences and how to answer the question is an important component of determining how I make decisions when faced with ethical dilemmas. Hence, began the investigation of how the terms relate, their meaning and what my answer is to this question. Since my laundry list was quite long for this essay, I will share and explain the top two elements for each category, how they relate to one another and how the knowledge influences tough decisions.
Individualism-> when you value the freedom and worth of the individual, sometimes over the security and harmony of the group or a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
Another challenge occurs when emotional influences over the decision-making process, which may over shadow the importance of personal values in the process, pose as another challenge. Emmerling (2003) states that the emotions felt during the decision-making process can have an effect on the number of alternatives, amount of effort people are willing to invest, and people's willingness to take risks.
I believe every natural of people have family that comes with a downfall, and always turn out to be functional by sticking to their values, culture, and beliefs. As for my family, I believe that culture and the nationality plays a big role in the household. I was raised by strict Haitian parents, that was always tough on me about education, responsibility, and independence. I believe my parents was only strict on me the most because I was the last out of four children's, which is I was the youngest. Alfred Adler did a family constellation and birthorder were Adlerians believes that the sibling closest in age and most different is the sibling that most affect how one defines the self (cite pg94). I related this to my life because I have sisters
In this paper I will begin by defining personal culture and national culture. After, I will then elaborate my own personal and national culture. I will continue to talk about the subject with the person that I have chosen for my cultural group, my mother, and I will identify her personal and national culture. Lastly, I will talk about my own personality and how it has a connection with my own natural culture; knowing this is important, it lets us know who we are, and how we act with people who are from different cultures.
Throughout Anthem the reader’s perspective on Collectivism is persuaded to be negative due to the author’s point of view. “Collectivism is the idea that the individual’s life belongs not to him but to the group or society of which he is merely a part, that he has no rights, and that he must sacrifice his values and goals for the group’s common good”(Biddle, Craig. "Collectivism vs. Individualism." The Objective Standard. 2015. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.) Rand depicts the evils and negativities of Collectivism by showing how they aren’t allowed to think for themselves. They aren’t allowed to do things alone, have personal values, and love is also outlawed. Another negative aspect Rand portrays within collectivism is that all men must be alike and look out for their brothers. “We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives. We exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen.” (Rand 21).
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Being a woman, a first generation college student and growing up in a collectivist culture, I find it very difficult to pursue my education. In addition to this, there are always a lots of ups and downs when having a business in jewellery industry. This has made it very difficult for my parents to afford my tuition. As a result, I have been taking 12 credits every term and this has been affecting my graduation plan. In order to finish my degree on time, I started taking courses at Portland Community College for which I try paying the tuition out of my pocket from my part time job.
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Many people across the world have their own definition and beliefs of the word individualism. There is nothing selfish to be able to express ones personality and internal emotions. Being an individual alone could value a person’s overall true character. The claim presented would be opposed by many because people like to feel independent and self-reliant. Individualism in today’s society lets people express themselves, and helps create something small into something big. For a long time now individualism has existed since the founding of our country. History was created by those who showed independence and proved that an individual can do it all.
Most people do not think their family has a culture. They associate culture with countries and ethnic groups. But the family for most people is just a group of family people who do what they always do. Directly and subtly, children are shaped by the family culture in which they are born. At the stage of growth, their assumptions about what is right or wrong, good and bad, reflect the beliefs, values, and traditions of the family culture. Most take their family manners for granted and bring into adulthood numerous attitudes and behaviors acquired in childhood. Even those who later reject all or part of the family culture often find that they are not totally free of their early influences. 1
This essay will discuss the influence of cultural dimensions on behavior. A cultural dimension is defined as a perspective of a culture based on its values and cultural norms. In particular, Hofstede’s cultural dimension of individualism vs. collectivism will be discussed. Individualism vs collectivism is defined as the preference of a person only being concerned about oneself and looking after oneself, compared to a person who wants to remain in a closely knitted network. These are some terms with definitions which will be used in this essay: the Asch paradigm, which refers to the studies conducted by Solomon Asch, in which he showed his participants different lines and asked them to verbally judge and respond as to what the length of the
Sibling experiences can be diverse depending on the culture, values within the specific family, and the society that they live in. “Sibling Relationships in Cross Cultural Perspective” published in the Journal of Marriage & Family, breaks down the different culture meanings of the word “sibling” and sibling roles into industrial and non-industrial societies (Cicirelli, 1994). In industrial societies, such as the U.S., declaration of a sibling can be seen as discretionary, with the greater society only considering true siblings as those who are biologically or legally declared (Cicirelli, 1994). Adopted siblings, foster, half, or step siblings are only recognized as “siblings”