“As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit” ~ Seneca
I love learning about other cultures. It's so exciting! A few months ago, I had a wonderful conversation with two students from Lebanon in one of my grad school classes. The three of us were paired up while working on a group project. The conversation about the project segued into a conversation about our countries.
We talked for 30 minutes about the differences and similarities between our cultures. You know what conclusion we came to? That there aren't that many differences at all!
I firmly believe that the world would be a much more harmonious place if we were to spend a little more time recognizing these commonalities and looking at our differences not with fear, but with wonderment and celebration.What are your thoughts? Would recognizing our similarities and celebrating our differences create a more harmonious world?