My Journal Is About Culture Essay

784 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
My journal is about culture. Culture consists of the beliefs and behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a group or society. Through culture people and groups define themselves, conform society, share values and contribute to society. Yet there are many different ways to classify and define what is and what culture is not. Culture can be nationalist or regional and the different nations and regions become apparent when two people from different parts of the world interact. As a Hispanic that has grown up in America and has lived in the United States for 15 year, I have combined both the American and Mexican culture. Having a mixture of both cultures can be complicated but it’s a beautiful experience and a way of life. I’m one of the few and lucky people that are allowed to have the experience of two different cultures
The way you great in America is very different from the way you great in Mexico. In American culture the way you great people is by a handshake and a friendly smile but in the Latino/Hispanic community you great everyone with a hug and a kiss on the cheek. If you wore to great someone in America with a hug and a kiss the person would thing you’re a weirdo and they would probably freak out. But in the Latino/Hispanic community if you dint hug the person or give them a kiss on the cheek they would thing you’re antisocial and rude. To me it’s weird for people to kiss me in the cheek and hug me since I grew up in the United States,…

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