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What do you want to know about other cultures?

Asked by erw1205 (10points) 3 months ago

I think understanding other cultures helps us better understand people that might be different than us. And I, in particular, like learning about and trying food from other cultures :) What about you?

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MollyMcGuire's avatar

What I read and what I see when I visit distant lands. That’s all.

tinyfaery's avatar

Everything. Homogeny is boring and offers no truth about the world, humanity or any empirical belief.

snowberry's avatar

I love exploring other cultures. That’s one reason why I teach ESL.

There are plenty of books out there that define culture differences. Understanding why people act the way they do in a culture that is different from your own can make the difference between a good experience and a bad one. I have found this book to be especially helpful:

Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot – and Cold – Climate Cultures.
https://www.amazon.com/Foreign-Familiar-Understanding-Climate-Cultures/dp/1581580223/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529514671&sr=8-1&keywords=from+foreign+to+familiar&dpID=51E4B0BFYVL&preST=SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40&dpSrc=srch

KNOWITALL's avatar

I’m always interested in the social differences, like prejudices, interpersonal relationships and familial relationships, and of course, religion/ language.

PIN_24's avatar

I like to learn about other cultures to understand how to behave with people belonging to different cultures. At my workplace, there are people from different regions of the world. So, what might appear a normal thing to me, may offend the other person. I don’t want to offend anybody or unintentionallly hurt anybody.

Also, It would help me from true friendship with people from different cultures than mine.

RocketGuy's avatar

I am always interested in knowing what makes them happy. Then I might be tempted to try it out in case it makes me happy too.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I like trying a good beef steak, ribs and chicken wings from different countries.

flutherother's avatar

The music, the literature, the history, the traditions, the language, the food, the customs, the clothes, the architecture. Everything really, and to find out despite the huge differences just how similar we really are.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The SO And I travel quite a bit. What I’ve discovered is that we are all humans that may look different, but all experience the same emotions, just in various degrees. This runs across all cultures.

When visiting another region, it is to learn about the general culture of the area. Most of our trips are a week long and spent in a major city. In most cases, we walk everywhere, visit the local markets and grocery stores, and attempt to eat where the locals tend to go.

The one thing that I always want to do is check out homes of the locals. How do they live? What do they have or not? What their healthcare like?

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