Reflection On Culture And Culture

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Introduction
When a child is growing up, they might think that everyone grew up the same way. But, is that true, mostly likely not. For me, I might think that everyone lived with their parents, siblings and a grandparent. I know at least one person who thought the same way. Some might think living with two parents is weird. I guess it would depend on our culture. What is “culture” you ask? It is the ideation, symbols, behaviors, values and beliefs that are shared by a human group. Which means, not everyone has the same opinion or views as you but some might. Culture is not to be confused with worldview. They are different. Worldview is the lens on how we view a particular area. The way I view politics might be different from how you view this
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Being involved with music at a young age, taught me to be more disciplined, and have structure. I was not the most well behavior child that my parents had. I did have some learning to do. When I made it in to my first choir, I could not sit still. I was always squirming in my seat and very fidgety. Performing helped me learn to have self-control. Not only did I learn to not draw attention to myself in a larger group, I also learn to sit in rehearsal and concentrate. I was a new person because of music.
When I got to high school, marching band influenced me even more. I was always on time for everything. My parents only had to worry about me their busy child so rushing was not the problem. At our first meeting, the band director told us that we were ok for being on time, but we needed work. He told us “if we are early, we are on time, if we were on time, we are late, and if we are late, we are left behind.” I became more punctual. I have to be early to everything. I get really angry at myself if I was late because I feel like I am missing out on
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There are many that I could have wrote about and they are not in any specific order. My parents taught me to view education highly, and to work for what you want. Music helped me with my self-control, and being able to concentrate in a large group setting. My church has had the greatest influence on me. Not only how I view the leadership roles of the church, and that are the children our future, but with every area. Remember my culture and world views may different than your but it does not me that either of us are wrong or right. And we may never know that right and wrong questions. I like how M.F Moonzajer states it in his quote, “My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it.” Basically be proud of the person God has made you to

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