Throughout my experience in Yerevan, I have come to the realization of how family oriented Armenians are. Armenians cultivate the importance of love, care, and passion through their relationships. Armenian family life is filled with warm and sincere conversations. These talks are especially common when gathering together for dinner. All concerns, thoughts, and achievements are voiced. Unfortunately, in the globalized life, family values and traditions have become less important especially in the United States. However, in Armenia every time I would get dinner I would see families united having long conversations, they would never be in a rush. In the United States, families would unite and have dinner, however, I feel that the culture has changed there, occasionally families are in a rush. When I visited the Tatev monastery I learned that Armenians often donate to the monastery. On the monastery, you are able to see ingrained crosses, which signified families that donated and through the image down below you are able to depict how close family ties are in Armenia. I believe Americans are family oriented but I do believe that we are more individualistic while Armenians respect family values. It is intriguing to see the differences between Armenia and the United States especially when it comes to family values.