与此同时，我想说的是，这个宏观体系对我也有很大的影响。我在家里的角色是一个长子。我不得不妥协，失去了快乐，因为这些妥协会让我的弟弟妹妹受益。这是我从小学到的东西，所以我长大后也遵循同样的指导原则(Keenan et al.， 2016)。这与布隆芬布伦纳理论所描述的一致。家庭成员，尤其是我的父母对我期望很高，他们认为，即使在我的年龄之前，我应该开始工作，帮助我的家庭。我不认为这是一个良好的期望，从一个年幼的孩子。宗教仪式在本质上也是正统的，这意味着我必须毫无疑问地遵循所有的仪式。我不喜欢这种做法，这样的观念让我的童年变得酸楚。
As a child belonging to an orthodox family, culturally, I identified myself as an Asian. I now define myself as a broad minded person who has always struggled to gain appreciation in life. I also define myself as a knowledge oriented person who is always engrossed in books and textual analysis. This allows me to escape the reality of orthodox life that I have lived since my childhood. I believe that if I could understand the theory of ecological systems created through Bronfenbrenner early on in my life, I would have been able to acknowledge what went wrong with me and what socio-cultural influences I had to go through as a child. The levels of influence have been discretely provided by Bronfenbrenner, but the major impact from the level of macro-system is crucial in understanding the level of influence on child’s development (Houston, 2016). According to his theory, this level is a major and most remote component of individual and things for a child, but still they greatly influence over a child.
In alignment to this, I would say that this macro-system has a major influence over me as well. My role in the family was an elder son. I had to compromise and lose out on the happiness just because these compromises would have benefitted my younger siblings. This was what I was taught since the beginning of my childhood days and therefore I followed over the same guidelines when I grew up (Keenan et al., 2016). This is in alignment with what has been depicted in the theory of Bronfenbrenner. The family members especially my parents expected a lot out of me and they thought that even before my age, I should start working and help in my family. I don’t think that this is a good expectation to maintain from a young child. The religious practices were also orthodox in nature and this meant that I had to follow all of them without questioning. I did not like this practice and such notions kept making my childhood sour.