Social Role

A social role is the role a person holds in any group, such as members in a family, or allocated position in a group of friends. I fulfil multiple roles, as a son and sibling for may family and often as the emotional support for my friends. Often these roles leave my largely unaffected or sometimes even proud, but there are times when these exhaust me. When I am acting as a son to my parents and a brother to my siblings, I often have to remain calm and patient when my family and I are arguing. This leaves me with unresolved conflicts and bitter feelings towards my family. The same can be said for my friends, I often act as the mature one or the resolver of conflict, but carrying the weight of other people’s emotions is tiresome. That being said, I do not hate these roles I play, rather I simply wish to not always play them.


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