a reflection on the entire portfolio. This should be a 500-750 word reflection that you will include as an introduction to your portfolio. Look at the entire portfolio: what does the complete collection say about the cultures you live and practice each day? What does it say about your interests? What common theme can you find? How does this collection describe your own cultural identity? (If you choose to post your portfolio on a blog, be sure to post this as your last entry so it will be at the top of the page.)
The complete collection of all my artifacts reflects just how similar our cultures are from the United States to Latin the Culture. The customs from different countries are different than the United States, but are also very similar in other ways. From museums about ancient battles and weaponry artifacts to famous pop star singers, to tourist attraction towns, to bull fighting. Only a small boarder separates the United States from Mexico, and the rest of the Latin world. Today with technology to travel via air planes, and fast moving boats people are constantly traveling back and forth getting acquainted with different cultures and realizing how closely related they are to their own natural born culture. I love music, and writing lyrics and that hobby is a part of many peoples lives across the globe, regardless of which language it was written, or which style it was wrote out to be, the basic principle and idea is relatively the same. My interest vary from song writing to listening to music, to exploring history from amazing museums, to watching fascinating activities like bull fights, and other sports. The biggest divider between cultures in my opinion is not the people, but the lifestyles of those people and the places where they are born, and how rich they are. Regardless of nationality anyone can be molded into who they are simply by being born in a certain location of the world. However, the chain between what makes us different isn’t as far stretched as one might imagine. There are noticeable differences though, like watching bull fighting instead of watching Sunday night football, or listening to a country music singer instead of a Spanish singer, or even museums surrounding a Spanish war compared to a war which was fought inside the United States. But the similarities are strikingly seen in almost every event. Same styles of weapons (muskets, artillery), same instruments in bands (guitars, drums), same audiences watching a sport event (large crowds, stadiums). So even though each and every culture is unique and different, it is also linked together by the strand of humanity. My collection of artifacts explains much about my interests, and what i think is important or not, or fun. However in the end we are all the same, and our experiences reflect our life, environment and how we act towards one another. The more that people from different cultures react with other people from different cultures, the less divide we will have as humanity, around the world and the more we can come together to serve a common purpose, and a common good together as humans.