The sociological perspective is an approach to understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context. Institutions are the kinds of structures that matter most in the social realm. The two institutions that are closest to me are my family and the Military.
As I was growing up, I had rules that I had to follow by and chores that I had to accomplish on a daily basis. I was the older brother with two younger siblings, so I was the man of the house when my parents left. My parents were both teachers so they would leave the house very early in the morning, and I was in charge of caring for my siblings. In the morning my chores were to; do the dishes, clean my room, make my bed, and walk my brother and sister to the bus stop. Once I was finished with that, I would walk back to my house and wait for my ride to school. The school I went to had many rules and regulations. There was a strict dress code, a bullying policy, a behavior policy, a tardy policy, and an absence policy. I would always follow the rules at school. I was never a rebellious teenager and I always did what I was told. I always wore appropriate clothing for school, I was always on my best behavior, and I had perfect attendance. A lot of kids my age were showing up late every day, skipping school, and talking back to the teachers. I always wanted to make my parents proud and I never wanted them to be disappointed in me. I was even more driven to succeed because my parents were both school teachers and I wanted to show them what a good student I was.
I have always had an incredibly family oriented, family. Family means absolutely everything to me. I cherish my wife, mother, father, siblings, and other family members. Growing up I used to think that my parents were very hard on me, but today I thank them for raising me and my siblings the way that they did. I was brought up to respect my elders and to be kind to everyone. I am truly blessed that I was raised in such a wonderful family full of love. I was taught to love everyone regardless of their skin color, race, or religion.
Each family is unique. Each family has their own beliefs. Some families may follow the same rules, some may not. I believe that it all depends on the way that not only you, but also your mother and father, were brought up. Considering my grandparents were very family oriented, I believe that is why my parents are the way that they are. My grandparents were also very strict on their children because they wanted them to succeed. My parents were the exact same way. They knew our potential, and that is why they would push us harder and harder each day.
My parents had the “Ruiz Family Rules” posted on our refrigerator. The rules were: 1. Clean up after each meal. 2. Help Mom and Dad with dishes. 3. Be polite. 4. Be honest. 5. Keep your room clean. 6. Share. 7. Be respectful. 8. Have a positive attitude. 9. Think before speaking. 10. Use your manners. (Always say please and thank you) Our...