Exploring Different Cultures

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A big part of going through daily life is learning not only new things, but new cultures as well. I’ve grown up around people of different backgrounds and cultures and have gotten to experience various customs and traditions that I really admire. You can only learn so much about other countries and what their cultures are like in history classes and through textbooks, but traveling or interacting with people of different backgrounds is extremely important and valuable. We all grow up in some form of cultural bubble and breaking out of this bubble allows us to open our eyes to new experiences and perspectives.

Learning about other cultures helps you become culturally sensitive and aware, enabling you to be a more informed and well-rounded person. If you are fortunate enough to travel outside of your home country, that’s a great way to expose yourself to new places and new ways of living. Even if you don’t want to go overseas, exploring areas of your home city or cities nearby will undoubtedly offer you perspectives other than the one you currently have. Exploring other cultures is both an enjoyable experience and one that will expand your knowledge and worldview.