Circumstances were made worse by the depression and drought of the 1930s. The most significant part of my early life was thus spent in a rural area with my parents and extended family. Thus, my social life from an early age was shaped and molded by my relatives and friends who were our neighbors. Sociology as a discipline is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Thus, I will base this paper on seven sociological concepts that have influenced particular aspects of my life. Sociology affects and determines how people behave or relate in life since sociology covers a broad subject matter ranging from family to state, religion to crime, from shared beliefs of a single culture to the divisions of social class and race, and from radical change to social stability in the whole society. Thus, these concepts (Socialization, racialization, cultural capital, accommodation, conflict theory, conformity) shape human consciousness and actions.
At 22 years of age, I aspire to join a respectable university to further my education. Webber and Bezanson (2012) argued that education is a significant component of a person‘s life since it equips him/her with the relevant skills needed to bring about societal change while at the same time instilling the generally accepted societal values and norms. Additionally, education has enabled me to view the world from a different perspective. Moreover, I acknowledge that life is not a bed of roses; there are challenges that I plan on overcoming one step at a time. While I was growing up as a child, my parents stressed the importance of family. My parents held the term family highly and thus I grew up believing in robust family bonds and ties. The concept of socialization therefore had a significant impact on me from an early age. Socialization is often the unconscious process in which a child gets to learn the beliefs, values, regulations and rules of the society he/she is born in (Ravelli & Webber,