From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 10 Nov 2002 - 19:44:12 GMT
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From: "Grant Callaghan" <email@example.com>
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Grant Callaghan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> It really helped me when I was next sent to Taiwan and experienced another
> culture clash. I was ready for it that time. I dove right in and started
> trying to see beneath the surface immediately. It was an enjoyable
> experience because I already had tools with which to cope with the shock
> a new and completely different culture. I found the memes I picked up in
> Japan and Korea transferable and the memes I brought with me from home
> useful for dealing with two cultures at the same time. In the end, I felt
> like a man of the world rather than a man locked into a single culture.
> family, on the other hand, no longer understands me.
Yes, that is the hing you ought to cling onto, open your heart and mind for
the outer world- experience.
One of the reasons why the people I work with are pleased to have me
around is that kind of openness for any cultural/ social disposition.
My work consist out of dealing with a lot of people out of foreign
I have no problems to set them at ease.
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