Reflective Essay On Social Class

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Everyone has a specific trait that has been passed down, from a generation, that has helped shape the individual. An aspect of my individual identity that has shaped me into the person I am would be my social class. It helped me shape my personality and way that I look at things. I am from a middle class family, who takes pride in the way that their work is done. That work ethic has been brought down from each generation, since my great-grandmother had first come to America. She had to work both in Holland and America in order to make a life for herself. No one in my family has ever taken her struggle for granted. I have learned that working hard and taking pride in the work does pay off in the end. People take their money and social class …show more content…
Knowing that has helped me realize that if I can continue the same work ethic as my ancestors, I can then be able to financially support myself. Being able to look at how my great-grandmother had been able to get out of poverty by working hard and taking pride in my work, has helped me look at things in a different way. Instead of doing a job with little effort and no pride, I should give it my all because someday I can not be doing jobs without a care in the world. I have to be able to pull my own weight and not rely on others to do a job for me. I need to be able to look at things and be proud of what I am able to accomplish. My great-grandmother’s struggle had inspired me to be the very best I can be, and that has helped me shape my …show more content…
Those challenges helped me get to where I am today, which is college. I am the first of my family to ever go to college, their struggle for a better life has brought me to get a higher education and better myself as well. Growing up always trying to get good grades and be able to get into a good college, had shaped me into a person that does not take this amazing opportunity for granted. It has taught me that being able to get an achievement, like going to college, is a product of being taught in a middle class family. The challenges that I have faced growing up was able to give me a personality that is excited to learn and work to be able to support

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