I’m attending a workshop that has about 10 Americans, and 140 people from about 20 other countries. It’s fascinating to experience such a variety of attitudes about life. I forget how much of what I take as “true” is simply an compilation of American cultural biases that others don’t share.
It’s also enlightening to hear their stereotypes of America, their impressions of being here for the first time, and their reactions when I perhaps present some data that would suggest their stereotypes aren’t accurate.
What’s most surprising that *you’ve* learned from people in other cultures? (Either about their culture or your own)?