One Family, Two Societies Growing up in a Pakistani household I was expected not to question or disrespect my father in any way. My father who was raised in Pakistan was a stern man, and stubborn at that. My father and I never really talked about anything serious. There came a point where I started to think and express my own opinions, which were different from what my father had. Over the past year I had become more independent of my father due the growing differences between both of us. Being raised in different societies caused a major conflict between my father and I, but now I realized that I could embrace a new culture, and still keep traditional values. It was six o'clock in the morning, the time I usually wake up for school. My eyes felt as if they weighed a hundred pounds. It felt like I had just closed my eyes, only a second later to open them. I had stayed up the night before working with my father at his restaurant until two in the morning, and I was exhausted. He always had some type of task he was
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