Culture is a very vital part of the world as we know it today. There are very many different cultures all around the world. In the USA, we have a mix of all the different cultures and and family values. From the original Native Americans that inhabited America to the Middle Eastern people in Afghanistan. These people groups have brought their language, food, values, and customs with them.
Because my neighbor is considered suburban it often gets a bad rep. A lot of people think that suburbs are boring and aren't interesting. As this suggests, the problem is also cultural. For the most part, American culture and opinion are still created, even in the Internet age, in cities at either edge of the continent. If intellectuals do deign to look at the suburbs they assume that so much banality must be hiding something deeply
Over the past 100 years, the United States has changed the way it views other cultures including more respect, equality, and freedom for all people. As much as America has grown, has America really changed that drastically? Across the nation and world, cultural differences still exist, misunderstandings continue, and fighting persists. Recent attacks within the United States that are similar to the conflicts between the Japanese and Americans in the early 1900’s include the 9/11 attack, the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and the mass shooting in Orlando.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” This quote is from Mother Teresa, and I strongly agree with what she said. Nurses make great impacts in the lives of people everyday. I will use my nursing degree to benefit the United States of America by impacting the lives of each individual person that I care for. I feel that if I can make an impact in the people’s lives that I care for I can, in the end, help make a difference in America as a whole.
There were many commonalities that I saw throughout my interviews. All of us had similar views on the definition of health, illness, and suffering. I think that these are very universal words and feelings, so it is easier for us to agree on those definitions. Another similarity between the three of us was the high respect for nurses and doctors. Nurses are the nicest and most caring people that you will meet and doctors are intelligent and gentle. We may not all have traditional healers, but we all respect the people who care for your health and well being. The reason that someone might disagree with traditional healing is because they are not familiar with it. Personally I respect the traditional healers, but that does not mean everyone would.
Based on my experience in Eastern Europe and in North America, I fully embrace both Serbian and the different cultures that are in Canada. In the summer, I try to go to as many Serbian events as possible and at these events, there is traditional music, food and dancing which I enjoy so much. Unfortunately, I have not gone to many events of different cultures but I do like to educate myself about different customs and traditions in order to build on my awareness and knowledge of different types of cultures. I am Christian Orthodox in which I celebrate Christmas on January 7th and I always enjoy going to the church services for this Christmas celebration. Also, I fast where I do not eat dairy or meat products for a few weeks before Easter and
Often, I consider whether there are other living creatures around that we have not yet found. A while prior I had a thought to investigate the universe all the more intently. In light of my interest, I recently went by an irregular planet called Earth. As I landed on Earth, everything was extraordinary; it was as though I was trapped in a snow globe all my life and did not know anything past. Consequently, I felt ecstasy as I walked through a narrow pavement exploring the nature around me. Our own particular planet varies in a wide range of viewpoints. In addition, there are frequent significant differences in other living creatures. I observed a common species and examined them well; they refer to themselves as humans, more specifically Americans.
I feel that these distinctions are important to Americans, only because they want to find someone to blame for economic and social issues. For instance, I have heard ignorant people state that Mexicans are the reason that Americans can’t find jobs. The reality is, that many act like they are too good to clean a toilet or do many of the jobs they are willing to do. Another ignorant statement is that Blacks are more likely to do crime, the reality is that our environment and other factors can influence someone behavior. Instead of finding a solution, we are trying to find someone to blame or prove that we are superior.
I was six year old when I was uprooted from my village in Punjab, India. I was anxious to see the promised land, as my parents had referred to it. My father left for America before I was born so he could obtain a labor job to save up money for when my mother, brother, and I would arrive. I never expected my beliefs and perspectives to change upon arrival. Growing up in a very uniform culture I had a black and white view of the world. In our culture women were responsible for being caretakers. Their job was simply to raise the children, cook, and be domesticated. The men had the role of the breadwinner and they were the ones encouraged to get an education.
I was born in Thailand and had seen many changes from time to time. Especially the shopping mall in my country, I always see the American brand names and fast foods which I LOVE in every corner, this makes me used to with American lifestyle. Whereas, some big grocery stores in Thailand were taken over by an American company. Surprisingly, Thailand is just a small developing country in Asia. I agree with the author that Asia is similar to the U.S. ideology, for example; the Asia gets an influence from U.S. culture by foods and clothes, and importantly democracy in political system. Therefore, the author is right about reversing brain drain phenomenon because . . .
Leaving one's home and seeing different culture is a valuable opportunity to think back one's origin and one's own culture. In the last nine months after leaving my country, Japan, I found a number of cultural differences between the United States and Japan. Sometime, the differences fascinated me and gave me hard time to adopt the new environment. However, simultaneously, I discovered abundance of unique traditional Japanese culture which I had never thought they were special until I came to the United States. Itadakimasu and Gochisousama, phrases Japanese people use before and after eating, are one of the Japanese cultural practices I am proud of; furthermore, the phrases show Japanese nationality.
In my opinion, cultural differences are diminished with falling trade barriers and increased internationalization. For example, let's think about 1960s people. They basically had no idea another culture. I have watched several TV shows that elder Korean immigrants talk about culture shock they experienced at that time. However, as an international student, did I of course there was some culture shocks I experienced, however, I realized that I knew much larger part of American culture than my thinking. Cultural differences that I experienced were totally different and much less than cases from 1960s. It only took a month to understand these cross-cultural differences and I think this is because of increased degree of international experience
While studying in America, I have encountered a meal problem with my host-family because of cultural difference. In China, lunch is the most important and delicious meal for the day. Thus, I was so picky about the food I ate for lunch. However, my host-family neither knew about my culture nor asked me about what kinds of lunch I liked, insisting on making sandwiches for a day to two weeks. One day, I finally had the courage to tell her that I do not want sandwiches anymore; she was unexpectedly confused and told me that sandwiches were typical for American lunch. After that, I was so upset and started to hate sandwiches by throwing them away and complained about my host family to my mom. And, my school life was also filled with unhappy and