Everybody wakes up, but we all wake up in a different reality. What our every day looks like can look different because of who we are or what culture teaches us to do. Recently, I started learning dances from different cultures and it's taught me a whole lot! First I wanna apologize for being ignorant to so many other cultures and waiting so long to actually learn. Culture is beautiful and it's so amazing to be able to see all the different types of people there are in the world.
To immerse yourself in a completely different culture then your own can be so important to building your character and exposing yourself to different things. After being blessed to have seen countries like Saint Lucia and Peru I will never be the same.
One of the most important lessons I've learned by studying other cultures is to be as open-minded as possible! What you might think is a joke they might take seriously and vice versa. For example, in the country Georgia (not the state), it's an insult to pay for someone else's food. When you do that they think it's you saying that you're too "poor" to pay for your own food when here it's a great thing if someone pays for our food because now we don't.
That's just one example but there's so many things that separate us from other people around the world. The sad thing is, is that most big countries like the UK or Germany have to learn a second language. This is most of the time English but most of the people in the United States stay ignorant of other languages and people which makes me so angry because there's so much we can learn from them!
Whether its dancing or simply learning how to say something like "hi, how are you." In Spanish, exposure is something we shouldn't go without. Remember, God created a culture to show his beauty. Thanks for reading.