The Five Social Institutions Essay, Research Paper
Five Major Social Institu
How has my personality been shaped by the five major instutions?
Firstly, my family is one of the most influential parts of my life. My
family has taught me all the values that I think that I would need in
life. I was not raised in an abusive family, which shapes my
personality by making me less aggressive towards my peers, and teaching
me that you can^t get your way through force, but by patience. I think
that my family has positively affected my life through treating me like
I^m a person, something that gets hurt easily.
Does education really affect the way I am? Maybe not directly, but
indirectly. Education is a means of teaching some values, but
that^s not education^s main purpose. Education teaches us about a great
many things. In kindergarten, you learn the alphabet and to count to
ten, in elementary school, you learn penmanship, and the four basic
ways to get seventy through a chain of addition, grammar, and we start
to want to do our own thing instead of everything that our parents
want^s us to do.
So, does education really affect our personality? No, it does not
affect us. But, our friends at school do. Our friends will be either
our good friend, or our worst enemy by the time we^re in high school.
Friends shape the most of our personality out of the family. Another
way that our friends have shaped the way that we are, is the way they
treat us. For example, your friends call you names, talk trash behind
your back, and generally talk trash around you now do you think that
you would have good self-esteem? I do not think that would be possible,
even if your parent are always calling you nice things, spoiling you
rotten, you would still have bad self-esteem.
The economy is a very essential part of our daily life, it shapes
what shape our town or city will be in. If the economy is poor, do
you think that it will draw a huge tourist crowd if the whole town or
city was a ghetto? I personally do not think so. I think that it would
turn out to be a heavily gang populated city, with many drug deals and
prostitution going on. Luckily I was not raised in the ghetto, not to
say that I am a particularly rich person, my family is just a little
off to the good to do side, but not really. The economy has shaped the
way that I am by where I was raised, I was for the majority of my young
life, raised in a major suburban neighborhood. Where the biggest thing
that happened around there was that my cat got ran over. I then moved
to a nice neighborhood with many kids. Where I made many friends and my
personality was then shaped.
Where does the government fit into my personality? The government
shapes the way I think about other people. If I was raised in a
monarch country, and I was royalty, I would think of peasants as dirty,
filthy people that are not worth my spit. If I was born in a communist
country, I would think that that every body deserves an equal amount of
every thing. But, I am in a democratic country, where everyone thinks
that the whole world orbits around them-self, and most other country^s
either hate or love. But, I also live in the freest country, where I am
free to make my own decisions. So, that affects the way I make my
choices, I think, ok, if I do this, and this, then I will get this, I
don^t think, ok, I can only do this, or this, so that this will happen.
It changes things quite a bit. I would say that this has positively
affected my life.
Religion, I think, has affected my life the most. Christianity has
taught me so many great things, that I can hardly comprehend it. I
think that Christianity is one of the best decisions that I could have
possibly made. Without Christ in my life, I would be a miserable little
druggie, who is a complete careless failure who does not even know what
year it is. But thanks to Gods loving kindness, I am not, I may not
always be happy, but who is? I think that Christianity has definitely
been a positive part of my life.