P R I D E
Hispanics are a proud people. Hispanic men have a strong sense of masculine pride. They are taught from childhood that crying is a weakness. Pride prevents most Hispanics from complaining. Because they retain such a strong sense of honor and dignity they are most often ashamed to borrow from strangers and will go hungry rather than beg. They will remain silent in time of illness rather than reveal human weakness. They are particularly proud of their nationality and families. Although they leave their countries because of political or economic strife, they retain pride in their homelands.