How would your orientation to life (your ideas, attitudes, values, and goals) be different if you had been reared in an agricultural society?
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I assume you are asking about being raised in an economy that relied on subsistence agriculture (not just among farmers here in the United States). If so, my attitudes would be very different.
The major difference would be that I would be a much more traditional person, I think. A subsistence society tends to run in very traditional ways. Things are done the way they always have been done. I would therefore not be as likely to have married outside my ethnic group and I would not be as likely to be playing a role in my family (primary care giver for the children) that is usually the role played by a woman.
In addition, I would probably have much more limited goals. My goals would have been to do the best I could while living in the same place and in the same way that my ancestors had.
In other words, I would have had a much more circumscribed life with fewer choices and my orientation to life would have been much more traditional than it is.
I was raised more agriculture than most, and of that I am thankful. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to go outside and feed my cow while there is still dew on the ground. Or eating fresh eggs. There is a beauty, a peace from being rasied somewhere, where you can't see you neighbors house. I wish more people could be raised like that! :)
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