Jerry Imel Sociology 03/26/2010 The Agents of Socialization and How it Affected Me For as long as I can remember, my family has always played a positive role in my life. I was brought up in a household that strongly believed that you should treat others the way you want to be treated. My mother and father taught me the difference between right and wrong and that there will be mistakes made in life, but it is important that I learn from them. I also learned things from my parents through observation. They would have their arguments, but they were also civilized, and they would talk things out. In school, I encountered many peers who had different backgrounds than me. It turned out that the national divorce rate was on the rise, and many other kids came from a home where their parents had split. Other kids were dealing with broken homes, where they might experience poverty and abuse. Overall, through school, I learned to accept people for who they were and not where they came from. I also learned about history, and how to prepare for the future.
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Ball State.