What Agents Do You Believe That Have Had The Most Impact And Influence Upon Your Life Thus Far?

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WHAT AGENTS DO YOU BELIEVE TO HAVE HAD THE MOST IMPACT AND INFLUENCE UPON YOUR LIFE THUS FAR?

I was not born knowing that I would love music and that I would love to play the drums for hours a day. I was not born with the ability to know how to speak or to know if somebody was being sarcastic or not. I was also not born with the belief that women and men aren’t treated as equals and should be. I would have had to learn these things from somewhere. I would have had to learn these things through socialisation. Socialisation is the process of interacting with other people and learning the social norms, the basic expectations of living life. There are different major agents of socialisation, which are the biggest aspects of socialisation you can learn from. Some examples of agents of socialisation are family, friends, school/work, religion, culture and mass media. The two agents that have influenced me the most in my life so far are family and mass media.

The definition of family is a group of 2 or more people who (usually) live together in the same house and are related by blood, marriage, adoption or fostering. Family would have been the earliest agent I would have learned from. My Mother was the first interaction I had when I was just a newborn and my Father shortly after. I would have learnt everything from my parents for the first few years of my life as when I was an infant, I would have depended solely on others to survive. I would have learnt things like how to…

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