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Girl Journal

Girl Journal

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Published by: aschafe on Mar 11, 2011
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Schafer 1Alex Schafer Mrs. FieldLNG 40610 March 2011Journal Writing for “Girl”The motherly warnings of the story are not very similar to the instructions that weredrilled into me when I was younger. I was rarely given specific instructions on how to do achore or task other than maybe how to properly mow the lawn. Many of the other chores that Iam responsible for have come relatively naturally and learning to complete them has not requiredmuch instruction. As I have grown up I have mostly been instructed morally. My parents haveinstilled values in me such as perseverance, honesty, respect, responsibility, and other suchqualities. These values were also instilled in me through school, especially elementary school.This was done through the character word of the month. The motivation to follow these valuescame from a reward that was given if you were chosen as a student of the month for one of thesecharacter words. While this did not have the greatest effect on me, it helped to back up what myparents had taught me.I do not believe that I have been “stuffed with advice intended to make [me] conform torigid cultural roles and values.” I feel that I have always been free to make my own decisions,good or bad; it should be said that the good decisions often came with praise while the bad oneswere usually followed by punishment. I do believe that I have been conditioned to follow thegenerally accepted values, but I still believe that I have free will. In no way do I feel like I havebeen forced to conform to what society wants me to do. I believe that the influence of society is

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