These jobs come in a huge number of industries, with manufacturing and factory work
a common occupation as are jobs in the services sectors. The city life, from public
transportation, regularly working hours, and numerous services being easily accessible
means for many urbanites life is on a regular routine.
Free time in Mexico is spent in any number of ways, but many people seem to focus
their lives on family, food, religion, and soccer (football) to varying degrees.
Life seems to be centered on family for most people, often times talking over a
meal or screaming at a TV with a soccer game on. For many Mexicans Sundays are also
a day to attend Catholic mass, and afterwards to spend time with family.
The constant instability in Mexico has stolen any identity
from the people of Mexico as the most tend to identify in multiple ways and the
Mexican identity is not uniformly defined, making the identity of the people even
more confusing. Many people in Mexico will first identify with the city or region
they are from, but others tend to primarily identify as Mexican. Both forms of identity
are rooted in the local culture, foods, religion (Catholicism), and language (Spanish),
while ethnicity is rarely a contributing factor to defining these identities. As
most people are a combination of various ethnicities, this has little weight in
the identity, however Mexicans abroad still generally identify as Mexican, which
is more a statement of where they or their ancestors are from as opposed to a politically-
or ethnically-based identity. For these people, the foods, culture, and history
of Mexico truly form the basis of the culture and identity.