Essay Communication within Family Structures

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Communication and the World
Communication can have a great impact on many aspects of life
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In everyone's life they will experience a moment that will cause them to see the world in a certain way
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The way someone interprets that world defining moment will be different than the way someone else interprets it
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When families communicate they share these experience with each other
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These experiences can have a negative and positive ways that can be interpreted differently between a family
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Communication between families, it can bring upon changes
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Communication between family members can change how one goes on with life
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When communicating with a family member they often tell a person what went wrong in their life and how they wish they could go back and change it
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This can promote one to do the opposite things that their family member went through and improve their lives in the future
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For example if a father is telling his son how he wished he had finished college so he could have gotten a better job . The son hearing this now knows that if he changes what his father did it will give him a better future
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Before this conversation the son could have had the mindset that if his father is doing good without college so can he do the same
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After this conversation the son now knows that his father regrets it and it will change his mind
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One might experience a moment in life where they interpret it to be not important but someone else may go through the same thing and it can change their view
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For instance one may stumble upon a quote that they like but it has no significant value to them
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They share the quote with a family member and they can relate to it more and they use it to impact the way they

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continue on with their life
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In “Superman and Me” Sherman picks up a book that belongs to his father . To his father there is no difference between this book and the rest of the books, but to sherman this book proves to have major significance in his life
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Although there is no verbal communication between the son and the father there still communication through the books
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In the sons life the book serves as a different outlook on life then he was accustomed to
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Sherman states “ At the same time I was seeing the world in paragraphs(1)”
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Because of the communication between the father and son it is giving the son a different outlook on how the world can be seen
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This shows that communication between family members can impact the way one sees the world
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Sherman also states “ If he’d been anything but an Indian boy living on the reservation, he might have been called a prodigy
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But he is an indian boy living on the reservation and is simply an oddity”(1)
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This shows that the conversation between Sherman and his father through the books made sherman unique
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Before reading the books Sherman would of fell into the stereotype of a native­american
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But instead the books change his outlook on the future and then he started his journey to become the writer he is today
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Communication between family members can also bring one to come to a realization about the world
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With the different age groups that are present in a family the communication between family members may bring them to a different time
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White states “a person remember one thing and that suddenly reminds a person of another thing”(567)
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This shows that before the conversation with his son occurs he is reminiscing about the lake and he's putting himself in his son’s shoes
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Before the communication that was brought upon by the camp the father didn’t

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realize how much time has past between the time his father took him to the camp and when he took his son to the camp
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In “Once More To The Lake” White states that “ I watched him, his hard little body, skinny and bare, saw him…