Final Paper Outline
June 30, 2011
Through Bronfenbrenner's ecological rings of life I will be discussing how all of his rings of life have molded me into the man I am today and the man I hope to be. Within in the mirosystem ring I grew up in a single family, low middle class home and being the youngest child definitely didn't make life easier. This ring taught me how to be independent. As I moved into the mesosystem I began competing in wrestling and playing baseball but I had some hard times in my life too which involved my grandmother passing away and my father losing his job. This ring taught me the importance of teamwork and how everyone needs to contribute to survive. Just when I thought life was good my life moved into the exosystem, I started working on a farm and then quickly finding myself working in an office doing a college graduates job along with a construction job on the side to help my father with bills. Not knowing then but knowing now, this ring of life was the key ring setting me up for success later on in life. Lastly, Bronfenbrenner speaks of the macrosystem which has given me opportunities to become my own person and start my own family. Not being able to afford college forced me to join the military which enabled me to find my wife in a foreign country that I would have never lived if not for the Navy. This last ring of life will be my new building block for everything else in my life.
Growing up in my house hold has proven to help me excel and live the my life the best way that I can. I grew up in a single parent home with my father being that parent. He was the mother and father of the house hold because he seemed to always have an answer for my sister and I no matter what the situation was. He wasn't around as much as we would have liked him to be around but his absence made my sister and I bond better than any half brother and sister could. The reason behind my opinion on my development is because my sister would move...