Agents Of Socialization
My family has socialized me the most. One thing they socialized me into is my religion. They taught me all the ten commandments from the bible. It taught me that i should never lie and always be truthful. They also taught me to never take something that isn't yours.
The Ten Commandments
- You shall have no other gods before Me.
- You shall not make idols.
- You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
- Honor your father and your mother.
- You shall not murder.
- You shall not commit adultery.
- You shall not steal.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- You shall not covet.
Another thing My family socialized me into is my self image. My parents believe that you should never care what others think of you but only what God thinks of you. My mom taught me that you cant change who you are and I should embrace who i am and love myself. My parents helped me early on to embrace who I really am.
School has helped my socialization by rewards and punishments. If I do something good and outstanding it felt good to get honor roll and prizes. If I did bad in test and failed, then my punishment was getting a lower grade and trying even harder to get a higher grade. School taught me that rewards and punishments were based by performance.
School also taught me real world experiences. Some examples are time/bells and appropriate dress. In the real world I have to be at places and at a certain time. The bells at school teach me that if I don't get there in time I will have consequences. School has taught me to speak professionally. No matter where you are you need to watch what you say even in school not just the outside world.
My friends are a big factor in my life. They socialized me to push myself including my singing. My friend Meleena pushed me to continue on with choir and sing. Singing is what i always loved to do but i was very timid to do it at first. She later then helped to get over that fear and do what i love.
My friends also socialized me by learning how to deal with conflict. Every relationship has its bumps and roads but we learned how to get over it and deal with it with maturity. My friend Mya and I used to argue a lot because we were so different, but as we got older we learned how to push our differences aside.
Mass Media socialized me by following role models. One example is Carrie Underwood. I love Carrie Underwood because of how open she is to her religion. No matter how many people put her down she continues to sing about God. She is a good role model because she teaches Christians that you should be proud of what you believe in.
Mass media also socialized me by my desire for missionary work. The first time I ever heard about Sex Trafficking was the first time i watched Law and Oder about 2 children in Chicago kidnapped into slavery. After that I researched sex trafficking and had a desire to help. When i'm in college i'm planning to go with my brother to Thailand to the red light district. I plan to speak to those woman in need. In my community i'm also in S club which is an all girls club dedicated to help women in domestic violence and Sex slavery. Mass media has really impacted my life.