Write a 6 pages paper on cultural similarities. Moreover, the family structures of the two cultures are similar. The interviewer established that people from varied cultures could communicate when they use similar communication techniques.
This paper discusses the similarities between the Hispanic culture and my culture, which is the European culture. I have identified the similarities after interviewing a person from the Hispanic culture. The cultures of the Hispanics and the Europeans from North America are different, but there are some similar elements in the practices. I selected the Hispanic culture because there have been conflicts between the Hispanic culture and the American culture in many sectors. The cultural conflicts are mostly experienced in the wellbeing and education sectors. Hence, I wanted to understand how these conflicts arise. I have also identified the positive characters that my interviewee displayed during the interview in the paper.
Based on the interview, I discovered that the major similarity between the European and the Hispanic cultures is religion. Most individuals from the two cultures are Christians and they believe in Jesus Christ. There are also many similar elements of their religious practices. For instance, individuals from the two cultures believe in eternal life and they believe that the main problem that humans experience is evil. However, the difference is that the Hispanics are mostly Catholics while many Europeans are Protestants (Healey, 2008).
Additionally, both cultures value family relationships. However, Hispanic families are extended while the European ones are nuclear families. Both cultures value good manners and hard work (Healey, 2008). Hence, they take their children to schools and urge them to work hard. Moreover, both cultures raise their young ones and teach them to be independent. However, the Europeans teach their young ones to be self-sufficient at a tender age compared to the Hispanics. Another similarity that I identified during the interview is the gender roles in decent European and Hispanic families. In both cultures, men are the breadwinners while most women take care of their homes (Healey, 2008).