Staying True to Their Roots

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Re: Staying True to Their Roots

Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 15:24

meteku4 wrote:
dhomespot wrote:Our roots make us who we are. We can change and adapt to our every-changing world without leaving our roots behind. Sticking only to your roots, can sometimes leave you stuck in the past.
This is a true assertion!
Our roots are definitely important.
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Post by Christina Rose » 09 Oct 2017, 04:50

jenjayfromSA wrote:I respect and envy those who have strong cultural roots. They know who they are and can take comfort in the traditions. William and Myra are proud of their heritage, even if to the world they are disadvantaged. Most of us don't have that sense of community, being crosses from different cultures, belonging to none, swaying with the changing fads of so-called Western civilistions
Coming from someone with a stong bond to my cultural roots, I agree with you. I know who I am - on both my maternal and my paternal sides, as they have different cultural backgrounds -and very much take comfort in traditions. I have a strong sense of community. My husband and I are supportive of each other's culture, as we are from different backgrounds as well, and raise our children with emphasis on all sides.

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Post by Ayisha M Ashruf » 09 Oct 2017, 12:55

We must always stay connected to home. To our roots. Because home is where the heart is.

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Post by Maulyne » 09 Oct 2017, 14:39

Tom and William are justified in staying true to their roots.As a person the root we come from define us to who we are .African American Asian etc, we can't change that.

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Post by Christina Rose » 09 Oct 2017, 17:02

Ayisha M Ashruf wrote:We must always stay connected to home. To our roots. Because home is where the heart is.
Very true!

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Maulyne wrote:Tom and William are justified in staying true to their roots.As a person the root we come from define us to who we are .African American Asian etc, we can't change that.
Our pasts, and that of our ancestors, can definitely play a huge part in who we become.

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Post by Cloe101 » 13 Oct 2017, 08:47

Nice views here, I think we should strive to always be who we are, no matter the heat we might face for our stand
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Post by ifeoma obike » 13 Oct 2017, 11:25

When you know your roots, it gives a sense of belonging and you can also see how you fit into a larger world
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Post by Cloe101 » 13 Oct 2017, 11:30

ifeoma obike wrote:When you know your roots, it gives a sense of belonging and you can also see how you fit into a larger world
That's true
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Post by Kalin Adi » 16 Oct 2017, 13:28

My dad taught me where my paternal last name came from and I learned by my grandma about my maternal last name's history. I think roots are important. They are and always will be a part of us, so we must stay true to them.

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 17 Oct 2017, 11:56

Yes, we shouldn't forget our culture or where we come from. But we should also be mindful of others.
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 18 Oct 2017, 14:02

Home is where the heart is. So yes, the characters were very much justified in staying true to their roots.
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Post by BoyLazy » 19 Oct 2017, 04:00

Mercy Bolo wrote:Home is where the heart is. So yes, the characters were very much justified in staying true to their roots.
Well said.. i like this saying of Home is where the heart is :)
Justification does properly in this story.
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Post by Amagine » 19 Oct 2017, 21:26

Gingerbo0ks wrote:Yes, we shouldn't forget our culture or where we come from. But we should also be mindful of others.
I agree. We still need to have respect for other people's culture and traditions.
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Post by Steph K » 20 Oct 2017, 10:50

Staying true to our roots and traditions is important. It connects us to our culture and our past.

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Post by Kat Berg » 22 Oct 2017, 08:30

Amagine wrote: It's important to remember who you are and where you come from. If everybody forgot their roots, we would all be the same thing, believing in the same thing. Our roots give us individuality.
And they give us stability. They help us know who we are, even if we are not always faithful to those primary beliefs. They give us a sense of belonging and family, and there is something about knowing that your history extends so far back into history. You are more than just this moment that you are living in.

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