Essay on The Significance of Family and Kinship

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The Significance of Family and Kinship

One of the most important and essential things that everyone must have in order to live a great and joyful life is family. One must follow values to be successful in life, and one must also support their family to keep that success advancing toward the future. In David W. McCurdy’s article, “Family and Kinship in Village India,” it discusses the significance of how a successful family is formed by tradition, preparation, and patience. The article describes how kinship has the power to arrange marriages successfully, make families unite and assist each other, and teach and help one another agriculturally or economically.

According to McCurdy, the main ways that kinship organizes “Bhil” society in
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If each family is satisfied with each other’s ways of life, then the bride and groom and bound to be. All the precautions taken by the families are extremely necessary because the marriage will play a big role in the continuation of their lives. Which is also why the decision is too important to leave up to the inexperienced young couple.

Ratakote is kinship-centered like many agrarian villages around the world. Villagers secure themselves in their families and spend lots of power and energy on creating and maintaining their kinship system. Our social worlds on the other hand, include non-kin structures and because Americans deal with companies and work organizations, schools, neighborhoods, religious groups, and recreational and social clubs, we’re less likely to worry about our relatives as much; opposing those in Ratakote where kinship is a top priority.

I find the kinship system in Ratakote very interesting and I agree with their ways of life. The U.S. and other first world countries sometimes forget that family and love are supposed to be the top priority in their lives. We’re too into the money and business that we sometimes forget what’s really important to us. I find that with arranged
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