How Growing Up In The South Has Shaped My Character

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Many wonderful memories come to mind when I think about my life growing up in the South. Family barbeques, friendly people, and neighbors that will help you in a time of need are only a few of the good things about growing up in the South. Neighbors will knock on your door and ask to borrow some sugar. Friends will bring you homemade soup when you are sick. There is almost always a kind person to help you if you are stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. The South if full of wonderful people. If there were ever a natural disaster such as a hurricane, the best place to be is in the South because we pull together and help one another in times of need. Southern culture has taught me ...view middle of the document...

Also, when someone left the table, they had to be excused from the table first. I was somewhat of a rebel as a child, and I broke the rules a lot because I didn’t understand why we had all these silly little rules, much to my mother’s dismay.
Children raised in the South are taught to shoot a gun and defend themselves from an early age, just in case they ever encounter a life or death situation, such as someone trying to break in their home. Guns were very important. This was crucial so that I would never be helpless if I ever encounter any danger. Guns are crucial to our freedom. Government needs to be kept small to prevent government tyranny. The first way to lose out freedoms and have a government dictatorship is to be defenseless and let our government take our guns away from us.
Despite all that, now that I am grown up, I understand now. All those things taught me how to be a respectable, God-fearing young lady with good manners. I always try to put Christ first in my life because it was how I was raised, and I am thankful for that now. I now see the importance of living...

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