Cultural Differences- How tolerant are you?

United States
March 29, 2008 3:53pm CST
A while back I asked how tolerant you were of other people. I'm now asking you How tolerant are you of the cultural differences that we see more of know than we have before? I know myself that I'm always interested in learning new things and new cultures are interesting to learn but in learning the new cultures and their differences. I find that I'm more tolerant of others and their culture, What about you?
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
29 Mar 08
I'm fairly tolerent, and i like to learn new things about cultures, and i LOVE different cultures cuisines.. I think the only area in which i am not very tolerent is when i call a canadian company, and i get someone who know very little to no english. I know it is not that persons fault. . But WHY would a company hire people who dont understand english to deal with people calling CUSTOMER SERVICE. It's not very servicefull if you can't understand what they are saying and they dont understand what the problem you are having is!!
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@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Mar 08
Sorry sissygrl,thats our great liberal tratorus government that orders our companies to hire minorities over our own white race,and seeing as how they will only allow mid eastern people here anymore,we have to hire them,that is,unless you tried calling in Quebec,there you are only allowed to speak the so called french. Unfortunatly,as you can probably notice,I am not one of those very tolerant ones,while I do have friends of many cultures,unless they are willing when they come to this country they are willing to learn our language and stop telling us to change our culture to theirs,they will not find me to easy to get along with.
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yes, there are a lot of different Cultures and people out there. I am noticing it more and more here in the Seattle area to where you never know who you will meet next, and where they might be from. I am actually finding myself a minority anymore a lot of the places I go. Where I work for example we have people from Ethiopia, Japan, Vietnam, USA, etc. and it makes for a great diversity. I have learned an awful lot there about different cultures as well. Then the Church I attend, we have people from all over as well. We have quite a few there from the Phillipines. It is interesting to hear their language and eat their food. Overall the diversities of these areas have made it quite interesting to where I am always curious and always ready to try something new.
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• United States
29 Mar 08
I couldn't agree with you more. It's always interesting to learn new things and eat new things and the divesities are great for getting lessons in tolerance. LOL!!
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@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
30 Mar 08
I find cultural differences fascinating. What people eat, how they eat it, what music they like, what country they come from what their idea of family life is etc. It has shown me that humans basically value the same things no matter where they come from. Many of my friends are from different countries and nationalities. We celebrate each others important days. If I am brutally honest though I must confess I do not like to come face to face with women who veil their faces and show only their eyes. For some reason it frightens me and I feel I am put at a disadvantage. They can see my expression, I cannot see theirs. I have told one lady whom I saw often how I felt about it and after that she removed the covering when she spoke to me.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I love to learn about other cultures! In fact, I had started a discussion on dread locks in hopes someone could tell me about them but only got one or two responses. In time I hope to get more but by one who knows more about them. I'm just curious about how they're made and how they're washed and so on. I had asked a black woman about her skin and such because I love to learn about different cultures. Not trying to pry or be nosey, but that I love to learn about different people and their ways of life.
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@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
30 Mar 08
Hello bellaofchaos!:-) I do love to learn about different cultures, customs, places, people, society, methodologies, thinking practices and processes, manners, politeness and foods etc. It always amazes me how alike we are even though we seem so different apparently. But, unlike you, it's others who are more tolerant of my more tolerance for different cultures!:-)
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@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I have always been into people and learning about other cultures. One of my favorite classes in school was Anthropology which taught me a bunch about other cultures and their societies. There are some very interesting groups out there. If people in the USA ever thought they had it bad, we should take a look around the world. We have it pretty damn good. I have learned alot on Mylot too. You get a great picture of what it is like to live in Asia, Europe, or Australia. It's amazing to me. Only it makes me wish I had more money to travel! I'm tolerant and I love learning- works for me!
@Hatley (157630)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 08
bellaofchaos I am also becoming much more tolerant' as I learn about the ins and outs of other cultures here on mylot. I may not like some of them but I respect all of us and hope I am respected also. Its so interesting for me to learn about other cultures.
• United States
9 Apr 08
I think its great learning about other cultures..If we were all the same, our world would be a boring place. I have many friends who are of different cultures, and I especially love it when we get togethere to share our foods of our nationality.
• United States
31 Mar 08
I'm tolerant of everyone and their own beliefs and cultures as long as it is not pushed on me. To each their own, so leave me alone is what I say.
@Samanthavv (1395)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I usually am pretty tolerant of other peoples cultures and religions. The only times I'm NOT tolerant, is when those said people try to force their culture, religion and beliefs on me. I'm happy with my own. I can't stand it when people force their values, beliefs and religion on me. It really makes me mad.
@mummymo (23709)
30 Mar 08
I too love to learn about different cultures, faiths, history etc! I don't like to hear about cultures where people are looked down on because of their gender, faith etc but I do find everything else fascinating! I think that life is all about tolerance and love , for me at least! xxx
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
30 Mar 08
Hi bellaofchaos. I believe that I am very tolerant of other cultures. I really love learning about cultural differences, as I feel that the world has become so small that we must learn to live as one big family. Blessings.
@paid2write (5204)
30 Mar 08
I love this discussion because of the positive responses. I am in agreement with you in finding cultural diversity fascinating and I do like meeting people from other places and learning about different customs and beliefs. You are right in saying it makes you more tolerant too. I have met some intolerant people and I think it is a kind of fear they have of anything unfamiliar to their way of life.
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
Culture means many different things to different people:the material things, the language, laws belief, the music and dance, clothing, food, values, history, kinship system,stories,hairstyles, economic system and so much more. I can easily tolerate cultural differences when it comes to food, clothing or material things. Other are acceptable but i have my own culture which i stand of and believe because i was born for it. I respect cultural differences and will do my best not to violate it especially when you are in their place or even those people are in my country. This is how I value my cultures that involves on respecting other culture.
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
As much as possible, I try to understand people with different cultural background. There's something about being friends with these peole that makes me feel like a better person. but of course nobody's perfect so I get irritated at their habits sometimes,but as I said I try to understand their ways.