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"The pluralistic form takes for me a stronger hold on reality than any other philosophy I know of, being essentially a social philosophy, a philosophy of 'co'"-William James
The values we have
can be directly linked to our roots, and family. When we're young we absorb
information like a sponge. Our parents are the first people to make a lasting
impact on our lives, and believe it or not they give us our basic core beliefs.
From the very beginning we grow up wanting to be like our parents. Subconsciously,
we cling to our parents beliefs at a young age. If our parents believe in a
certain religion, than we are more likely to adopt that religion for life. If
our parents believe we should help the needy, the sick, or the less fortunate,
than we're more likely to be humble later in life. It’s not until later in life
that we start the development of our own beliefs. Even as we develop our own
ideas and beliefs, our parent’s original influence still effects how we mold
our own beliefs.
I believe that
moral beliefs come directly from childhood and how one is raised. Not only from
your parents, but your contact and interactions with family around you as well.
Ask yourself this question, if you were raised by a different mother and father
in another family would you be the same person you are today? I know I wouldn’t,
my parents were open and accepting during my up-bringing I don’t know how different
my life would be had my parents been anything less than what they were. What I do
know is that I wouldn’t be who I am today.
families have a huge impact on a child development as well. If a family separates
before the child is born than the effects are less direct, but still very much
there. A child needs both parents to fully develop. Having to bounce between
homes, always having to pack up their belongings and going between the parents’
homes. That’s not a very stable life style for a child. Can you imagine what
kind of psychological effect that might have on a child later in life?
the development of a child inside its family can be influenced by a great
number of things. I believe a good family is essential to creating a well-rounded
child. Family is the building blocks of a Childs’ mind, and at a young age has a
huge impact on what kind of person he or she will become in the future. Bad
situations in the household, between parents, or other members of the family
can cause the child to grow up creating bad situations or a bad life style around
it. Good situations in those previously stated can help to make a child that
creates good or positive life styles.