Boston Value Knowledge

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Everybody has a perception of where “home” is, whether it’s a physical place or a spiritual place. “ There’s a reason why the first thing we often ask someone when we meet them, right after we learn their name is ‘ Where’s home for you?’” mentioned Julie Beck in The Psychology of Home: Why Where You Live Means So Much. Where you grow up shapes you as a person by giving a meaning to what is important to you, which can physically and mentally affect you. Around the world, people interpret situations and positions differently. For instance in Boston people ask,” How much does he know?”; and in New York people ask,” How much is he worth?”; and in Philadelphia people ask ,” Who were his parents,” (Bagder 1). In each of these cultures, people value different aspects of life. The individuals in Boston value knowledge. The New Yorkers value wealth, and the Philadelphians value heritage. These values did not just arise from nothing. They have been passed down from generation to generation in each of these “neighborhoods.” Growing up in a neighborhood parents teach their children what is wrong and right according to experience…show more content…
According to the Census Bureau’s annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households, the nation’s poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, and therefore that implies one in seven Americans are in poverty ( Russell 1). This has been caused by, but is not limited to, the increase attraction of college graduates to larger cities in an effort to increase the city’s wealth. However, this effort is causing non-wealthy people to be restricted in certain areas of work with minimum wage jobs, and therefore causing an increase in poverty since 1980 ( Clifton B. 1). These neighborhoods with poverty tend to lead to unruly actions, such as violence and drugs. The growing generations in these neighborhoods learn it as a way of

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