Personal Co-Cultures

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My co-Cultures
Unit 7 assignment
April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

When I think about the co-cultures I am affiliated with is not a huge amount, I like to keep a tight circle. So first and for most is my family, which is my closest group it includes my wife, kids, mother, sister, brother, and in laws and nieces and nephews. This is the group that I share the most with and spend the most amount of time with and let them in on my conquers and defeats in my life. The others co-cultures, I would say I am a part of, work so AT&T, my church, political affiliation and sports. I have added a new one recently as my oldest just started playing soccer on Sundays, so I am meeting a whole new group of parents.
When it comes to the most important group I would say my family but outside of that is my sports friends. As a Cleveland sports fan it’s always been hard being a fan. Since the city of Cleveland has not won a title in one of the 3 major sports since 1964 the longest of any city with all 3 major sports teams. So as sports fans the Cleveland Browns have been very bad since 1999, the Cleveland Indians have had highs and low, with 2 World Series loses, 1995 and 1997. In 1997 they were one out away from winning it all, so painful. Finally the Cleveland Cavaliers who were beat by the Chicago Bulls, in 1996 and lost in the finals in 2007 and 2015. In between those year there was also “The Decision’ this is where LeBron James announced he was leaving Cleveland to play in Miami. So being a Cleveland sports fan is extremely hard, we lose often and when we get close they crush our dreams. As a group of fan there is none who are hungrier for a championship.
As a person who is not the most outgoing and likes my little bubble there is no way I could limit myself to just one co-culture. I do like a little…...

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