Having had the opportunity to travel to the USA, I have seen both the cultures, mine and American.
I grew up reading English books, written by American and British authors. So before coming to Seattle, I knew some things about American culture and I knew the language well enough to surprise people ( they would ask me if I was living in the US a long time?)!
But there are nuances of society and culture that you get to know when you live in that society. There were mannerisms and traditions that I learned while I stayed in Seattle with my daughter. It was a real education to live and learn there.
I loved that people over there ( most of them) were kind and accepting of me. They were always polite and when we visited friends of my daughter, I never felt an outsider.
I think that it is good for our mental growth to live among people who are different from us culturally. Though in both cultures, or perhaps the world over, the best quality of humans is kindness!
(Welcome to the Random Friday Prompt! This week, let’s work with the theme of culture. Poems, flash fiction, personal essays… all are welcome, and there is no time limit)
Written for RFP# 5 – Culture, hosted by Paula