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Cultural Diversity


             In a society such as ours, during a new millennium, culture and lifestyles vary to the extreme. All across the world, there are many different cultures, and many of these people with different cultures live in the United States. Sometimes, I think we catch ourselves being close-minded about other religions and cultures, because of the way we believe or the way we've been raised by our parents. In most cases the values and beliefs that are held by ones parents have an impact on their children's values and beliefs as well. I am going to look further into the lifestyle of another individual different from me, as impacted by an individual's development and growth. I will determine how different races, religions, and cultures have affected this individual, and compare and contrast her culture from mine.
             My interview was with Mary, a 19-year-old female who
             lives at home and attends college. She is single, with no
             children and still lives at home with her parents. Mary
             was born in India, where she lived for twelve years. At the
             age of two, Mary's father moved to the United States for
             poverty issues, to make a better life for his family. Mary
             tells me in India, there were no hospitals really close by,
             unlike ours here in America. In India, the doctor came to
             the village that you live in, once a year for your yearly
             examinations. Mary explained to me that between the ages
             of six and twelve, she never really hung out with people
             that much beyond school. She didn't have much of an
             explanation for it, except that she didn't trust people
             enough to have close friendships with anyone.
             At the age of twelve, Mary moved to the United States
             where her father was living. It was a time in her life
             when she just beginning to enter early adolescence, and she
             was moving to a country with a total different culture than
             she was use to. Her self-evaluation of herself w


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