Intergration into a new culture, is it really possible?
August 1, 2008 6:08am CST
From the very first groups of people placed into new countries and cultures, communities of ex-patriates have banded together and have attempted to re-create the look, ethos and lifestyle they experienced at home. Only with the next generation does this effect weaken. As the movement of peoples in the modern world will no doubt be constant, will we ever have societies of total intergration and mutual understanding?
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1 Aug 08
Firstly, welcome to MyLot. In answer to your question ... I don't think so. I live in Sydney, Australia, which is a very multicultural city. While we all live together in comparative harmony most of the time, everyone is naturally proud and protective of his or her original heritage. Parents are usually anxious to pass on a culture, and that includes prejudices as well as good qualities. I think that if cultures totally integrate, the originals will be lost which would be a pity, however without integration, there cannot be total mutual understanding.