Family. That group we are born into once we are removed from our mother’s womb. Individually, we are related by blood and along with others who share that same bloodline, we are considered family whether we reside in the same household or not. Traditionally, families consist of mothers, fathers, and children sharing the same home. But that dynamic has changed throughout the decades for various reasons. The first 10 years of my life I lived in a single parent home that was shared with my mom’s aunt, uncle and family friend. I never questioned the relation to the family friend because he treated us with love and compassion like family did during that era. And I knew that whenever he told me to do something, like go to bed on time, I should respect him and do it. When our living arrangement changed to my mom, my sister, and I moving into our own apartment, the family love and compassion grew even more stronger and included more members of our family. We moved into an apartment complex that was in one of Chicago’s rough areas, though not as bad as I later found out. The good thing about the apartment was that our building was directly across the street from our new school so mom was able to watch us from the kitchen window while we walked across the street onto the school ground.
Food is one of three essential needs (food, clothing, shelter) humans need for survival. But exactly which specific foods should humans consume? How much should humans eat and how often should humans consume food? For children raised in homes where meals are served on a regular basis, there is the belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it provides your body with the energy needed to begin your day. Yet, recent reports from physicians and nutritionists published online provide details that some foods that humans consume are not healthy and should be avoided because of the effect it has on the body.
When I’m down and feeling low, I must admit music is the way to go. For as long as I can remember, music has always been the ideal quick fix for a sour or negative mood. I can sit quietly and enjoy ballads while stress melts away. Or, I can allow the music to flow within me as I follow along by dancing around the room.
Relationships are known to blossom among two people when there is a common interest on a personal or professional level. At the beginning of employment, new employees develop an employer/employee relationship with their supervisors during the hours of operations of the company. Whether relationships are casual, personal, or professional, some of the most important elements of any relationship is communication, trust, and understanding between those involved. In formal or professional relationships, communication may be easier to initiate because it contributes to the success of the company and all the stakeholders involved.
In this era of love and romance, some individuals often wonder if chivalry still exists when it comes to dating. But despite the circumstances of a date, chivalrous behavior can still be seen in people of different generations. This is the kind of behavior that can contribute to a good date. But, if there’s lack of it shown on a date, the results are disappointing for anyone expecting it. I don’t believe that too many women expect their significant other to open the car doors for them when they are getting in or out of the car. Still, it’s nice to see a person make an attempt at a chivalrous gesture.
Culture is a term that has no definite definition. Depending on the context in which it is spoken, culture has various meaning. Cultural Anthropology defines the term "culture" as a set of ideas, values, and beliefs shared by collectively by a community. However, many believe that the definition of culture has more to do with the differences in diverse groups of people. That idea, alone, proves that there are different ways in which to define the term culture.