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This discussion describes a time when this person relied on a script to guide their behavior in a particular situation. This person will also discuss how do cultural and societal expectations shape our internal scripts.

1) What are your thoughts on the content of this discussion below. Do you agree or disagree?

My life as a dependent, when my parents supplied my every need, is the script that guides my behavior today as an adult with children. The life script I endured as a teenager (I was not a so-called "bad kid") helped me shape my children, almost following the same story line. "Marvin Minsky, who used the term frames, proposed that we have a "remembered framework" that represents a stereotyped version of commonly encountered situations. . ." (Whitman, 2011). I remembered asking my parents if I could go to a party; the answer was determined on who was I going with , what time was the party and where was the party , and if I could deal with their curfew they gave me. The question that asked where the party was would have given the answer to if I could go. This script played out with my son when he was a teenager, and now my daughters are experiencing it.

Cultural and societal expectations shape our internal scripts because life journeys were sometimes determined by the norms we faced. It was normal to see mom in the kitchen preparing our daily meals that nourished us; also we said our prayers together at bedtime. We were expected to respect our elders, no exceptions, and adults handled adult business.

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I agree that many of our scripts are written by what we experienced in our lives. The example in the discussion below of using the script learned as a child from our parents to help guide the interaction with our children is a ...

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The expert examines cultural and societal expectations shaping internal scripts. The expectations to respect our elders are given.