Three Interviews Essay

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Family values “can be described as a set of beliefs or morals that help provide for family unity and social interaction as well as providing for a societal view for childhood development” (Dictionary.com). Over the weekend, I interviewed a gang of three great generations while discovering what family values mean to each of them. From these interviews, I was able to distinguish each of their own perspectives. Each interview was like a puzzle. I put each of their answers to together and found what makes family values so important. The main argument of my interviews is that family values are crucial. They help shape and build our character.
As stated by my mother, Debra Franckowiak, “Family values are like building blocks of a young
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A family that supports each other and nourishes one another is going to survive because of the healthy environment they have created” (Heather Forrester). As my next question, I asked my interviewees if they considered divorces or families living with a homosexual ruined a family’s values. It was conclusive that all three of them thought that broken families or homosexuals did not damage their family values. “I think a family with high morals, honesty, and togetherness always stay together, regardless if they all have different personalities” (Ruth Franckowiak). She explained to me that as a community, we should be blamed for our inability to accept others. “Our negative attitudes and criticism stereotype these groups as necessarily being wrong, but you can’t help yourself by hurting other people” (Debra Franckowiak). Heather added to the argument, by stating that “The nation has been built on the acceptance of everyone in our society. How are we acting like a nation, if we cannot act civilized and unified toward each other?” (Heather Forrester). As my last question, I left my interviewees with a final thought by asking them what family values they live by. This helped me understand what family values they found to be most important. What I noticed was that their answers varied. Debra said that she lives by the Ten Commandments. “The Ten Commandments provide a moral code for

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