My Mother Is A Good Or Bad Thing Essay

715 Words Nov 14th, 2016 3 Pages
Being separated and then exposed to different cultures can be a good or bad thing. Some people respect the difference and some are not accepting of it. My mother is a born and raised African. She moved to America at the age of 28. Compared to my mother I was born and raised in America. My mother was exposed to a majority of people who influenced her closed minded beliefs. In, America there are people from all over the world so I was exposed to many more people than her when growing up. A lot of our beliefs and ignorance is influenced by knowledge gained during childhood and what we are exposed to. Growing up and trying to figure out what you want for your future can be quite draining especially when your mother is having a hard time letting you become independent. See, my mother is use to her whole family in one household. I am not just talking about just parents and siblings, I am talking about them plus all their spouses, kids, and grandkids, whoever else you can think of, them too. I am from America, where at 18 years old you are considered an adult. Most young adults my age decide to attend a university, trade school, or the workforce. We have a mindset to live the American dream and with that we can no longer depend so much on our parents to provide for us. Don’t get me wrong, my mother encourages me to be independent but she contradicts herself when she says to live in her house until I am married. One morning my mother and father picked me up from college and we…

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