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Culture Shock

#Blogging 101 Assignement: Be Inspired By the Community – write a post that builds on one of the comments you left. I’m actually catching up on assignments, so today, I left a comment on Habit Your Day’s blog regarding developing a habit of understanding different cultures and I applaud her efforts. This post resonated with me particularly because I am a girl whose ethnic make up is diverse (therefore, I find it incredibly difficult to favor any one race or culture).  I’m also an individual who has lived in and traveled to over thirteen countries before the age of ten. I became the “professional new kid”–always having to learn about culture in context, and needing to make friends fast.  There was almost nothing that you could say to insult me, because in my ever growing need for cultural understanding, I just assumed there was something I misunderstood.  I’m sure that made for puzzling encounters once people who actually intended to insult me realized that I hadn’t digested their affront as such.  On the bright side, …