What is your role in your household? This was one of the questions that my sociology professor asked me in yesterday's class. She's one of those professors that asks questions similar to this one EVERY CLASS. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I have no problem talking about myself, but sometimes I don't like doing self reflections in class. I feel that when she makes us discuss questions that can be potentially intimate, that I'm revealing parts of myself that I dont wan't other people to know. So it pretty much goes both ways...
Back to the question, after some thought I realized that my role is the wallflower. As Patrick quoted in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, a wallflower is, "Someone who sees all, understands, and knows when to remain silent". This was the main role I could think of in class. I don't know if being a wallflower is a good thing, but I guess it'll have to do for now. Normally I don't like using labels to describe people; but it seems to happen quite a bit in Sociology.I also thought about my family member's roles, and realized that my dad/brother always fought for the alpha male role (I know it sounds stupid, but w/e) while my mother is the working mother who somehow manages to keep everything balanced in the house. I don't know how she can tolerate my dad's and brother's arguments at times. Good gosh! I'll finish this after work, besides my break is almost up!
till next time.