I grew up in a Hispanic household, which I believe had the most impact on my current values and ethics. Honesty, respect, and as my mother used to say, “doing the right thing” have been resonating in my mind since the beginning of my conscious self. However, when my family and I moved to the United States, my values and ethics had a minor switch, as these are quite different here in the States. Teenagers leave their homes at the young age of eighteen to go to college, or even if they don’t go to college, most American kids are taught that independence and freedom come with leaving the family nucleus.
Our generation is starting to awaken. I have had the most amazing, deep, meaningful conversations with people my age and from all walks of life. Customers at my work, coworkers at the break room, my closest of my friends, we all agree on something: we are not doing what we love.