Growing and basically I decided to do

up in America I experienced the process of enculturation differently than other
places in the world. This development is the way in which we obtain and
transmit culture throughout our entire life. It illustrates how everyone becomes
resigned to the principles that their culture has long set in place, and how
each person becomes accustom to forbidden behaviors and beliefs, which are restricted,
in opposition to promoted behaviors and beliefs. My parents have lots of
beliefs about who I should be as a human being, like being honest, hardworking,
self-confident, and educated are just some of the positive examples worth being
noted. In combination with religion, parent’s beliefs and public schooling I
have found that for the most part the American dream consists of ideas that we should
have an equal chance to attain achievement and wealth through working hard, willpower,
and initiative. In a lot of ways the culture I have been present to for the
majority of my life shows that people believe everyone ought to be in command
of anything/everything in our surroundings that possibly will affect us. The predicaments
we find ourselves in during our lives are not seen as consequences derived from
bad luck but from having derived from the individual’s lack of trying to better
themselves. In addition, I have been told by parents, government agencies, and friends
that everyone should look out for their own needs and desires before helping
others. Growing up surrounded by these morals and beliefs helped me find what I
want because the idea of freedom is also what this culture thrives on and
basically I decided to do the things I see as right and just. This culture is
consumed in internet which gives you the ability to read and learn about
anything you want regardless of it being accepted by the people around you, and
by having this at my disposal I was able to create my own views on how life
should be lived and who I want to be. I have grown up in an environment that
had lots of cursing and country/ghetto slang, which has caused me to try to
speak in a manner that would be considered more professional. I experienced
events in my early years of churches discriminating against groups of people based
on scripture. I’m lucky to be a part of a culture that believes in freedom and
I used the greatest parts of my surroundings to guide my enculturation and with
this freedom I can acculturate as well.