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Outside of your own country, do you know much about other cultures?

Do you research or actively try and broaden your horizons?

For myself, I started getting into that much more last year. I ended up joining a Japanese culture club and ended up becoming president this year. I happened to learn a lot about Japanese culture, much more than I knew before from my interactions with exchange students. This year I learned about Taiwan and a bit about Bhutan from friends, and as of late, I've been trying to learn about Korea to understand my new Korean friend better. I suppose I also know a bit about China from a longtime Chinese friend of mine too.

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I've lived in the USA most of my life but I'm very knowledgable about my Mexican culture. I help plan cultural events in the community and I encourage younger kids to speak Spanish.

I also have great respect towards the culture of the Philippines and I'm well versed on their traditons. One time I was even asked what part of the Philippines I came from! Lol
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Ever since high school I have had a passion for travel. All savings usually go for more exploration. After 30 countries and twice round the world ( I'm a really cheap traveller) I urge everyone to get out 'there' when you can. Throw a dart at a map
Posted 1/26/16
Don't know any.
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Posted 1/26/16 , edited 1/27/16

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

I've lived in the USA most of my life but I'm very knowledgable about my Mexican culture. I help plan cultural events in the community and I encourage younger kids to speak Spanish.

I also have great respect towards the culture of the Philippines and I'm well versed on their traditons. One time I was even asked what part of the Philippines I came from! Lol


I am a huge fan of Mexico. I urge kids in the USA to visit the REAL Mexico for extended time and not fall for all the borderline racist propaganda the networks portray.
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Posted 1/27/16
No...sadly.
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i studied anthropology for a few years and it was great to get insight into other societies and beliefs, things like voodoo, souls and spirits or just general religion. it really opens your mind.

i have a decent amount of knowledge on certain indigenous tribes and general knowledge on western and eastern cultures.
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I lived all over the continental U.S., though I was never a resident of any country outside it.

I've known Suburb life in Florida.

I've experience Southern Hospitality in all over the southeast.

I've lived on the streets as a bum after I got out of the Navy, learned a lot about homeless culture, a lot that it's really hard to put into words to someone else that hasn't experienced it (and not all of it was bad).

I lived on a shithole reservation in northeastern Montana, just south of the Canadian border, in the middle of nowhere. That... The politest way I can put it is that is was quite a different culture.

I lived in southwest California... but not in a city. Get this, I was about in the middle of three large cities: LA, San Diego, and San Beranandino, in this region called the Ortega Mountains. And it was completely rural.

And most unusual, I've lived pretty much as a "gypsy." My family, to make our living, we moved from place to place, somewhere different each week, to do a new show. These were usually pow-wows, Native American Festivals that we danced, sang, and sold stuff we made to earn a buck. Sometimes we would do other events, like Biker rallies, or Civil War Re-Enactments, or just plain old Town Fairs. We had a variety of educational institutions (colleges mainly) pay us to put on a few demonstration-type dealies with the various props and knowledge we had.

All that, and only from a single country. I cannot imagine what it must be like to try to learn the various cultures of the much older European countries, where there would be far more stories and traditions.
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bronzefoot wrote:

I am a huge fan of Mexico. I urge kids in the USA to visit the REAL Mexico for extended time and not fall for all the borderline racist propaganda the networks portray.


Mexico is Mexico. Just like the U.S., it's got it's shitty parts just like the kind the networks display. It's also got gorgeous parts, historical parts, and all the other kinds of parts we enjoy here in the U.S.

So more or less I agree with ya.
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Posted 1/27/16
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Everything I know about other cultures is from a casual perspective.
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I try to learn as much as I can about other cultures but my small brain can only hold so much.
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I think I know slightly more than average, but nothing impressive.
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bronzefoot wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

I've lived in the USA most of my life but I'm very knowledgable about my Mexican culture. I help plan cultural events in the community and I encourage younger kids to speak Spanish.

I also have great respect towards the culture of the Philippines and I'm well versed on their traditons. One time I was even asked what part of the Philippines I came from! Lol


I am a huge fan of Mexico. I urge kids in the USA to visit the REAL Mexico for extended time and not fall for all the borderline racist propaganda the networks portray.


Thank you for your kind words about my home country. :)
It's a wonderful place filled with history and culture,
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Posted 1/27/16
I am very knowledgeable of the various US cultures as well as the North, South, East and West German cultures.
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