Return to Home Page

May 16, 2011

Your culture affects every aspect of your life

“Our culture is our routine of sleeping, bathing, dressing, eating, and getting to work. It is our household chores and the actions we perform on the job; the way we buy goods and services, write and mail a letter, take a taxi or board a bus, make a telephone call, go to a movie, or attend church. It is the way we greet friends or address a stranger, the admonitions we give our children and the way we respond, what we consider good and bad manners, and even to a large extent what we consider right and wrong. All these and thousands of other ways of thinking, feeling, and acting seem so natural and right that we may even wonder how else one could do it. But to millions of other people in the world every one of these acts would seem strange, awkward, incomprehensible, unnatural, or wrong. These people would perform many, if not all, of the same acts, but they would be done in different ways that to them would seem logical, natural, and right.”
–Ina Corinne Brown, Understanding Other Cultures (1963)

Posted by | Comments (3) 
Category: Travel Quote of the Day


3 Responses to “Your culture affects every aspect of your life”

  1. Your Culture Affects Every Aspect of Your Life Says:

    [...] Your culture affects every aspect of your life. Indeed. [...]

Leave a Reply

Main

Bio

Books

Stories

Essays

Video

Interviews

Events

Writers

Marco

Paris

Vagabonding.net

Contact


Vagabonding Audio Book at Audible.com

Marco Polo Didnt Go There
Rolf's new book!


Vagabonding
   Vagabonding

RECENT COMMENTS

razvedene.com: I don’t even know the way I ended up here, however I assumed thus...

Tye Rogerson: Que saudade

Jennifer Miller: You’re so right, Roger, that being open to the kindness and...

Roger: I have not faced nearly as much “danger” as Jennifer, by the sound of this post,...

Simon Valle: Interesting and thought-provoking post. I often found myself thinking...

Richard Silver: Very nice thought! It’s true that nowadays the world is changing...

JC: Couldn’t agree more… instead of worrying about facebooking or...

Roger: I love your attitude, Paul & Karen.

Stephen: A compelling argument for the importance of remembering to live in the moment...

katie houston: why don’t they sell their souls to God and get a bigger and better...

SPONSORED BY :



CATEGORIES

TRAVEL LINKS

ARCHIVES

RECENT ENTRIES

Vagabonding Case Study: Ligeia and Mindy
The power of nostalgia for travel
Vagabonding Field Report: The Great Ocean Road
Are you afraid to travel?
William Least Heat-Moon on why we travel
An interview with Freelance Writer Joe Henley
Just go!
When adversity strikes, two things are under your control…
Why change is a beautiful thing and why you should travel right now
Vagabonding Case Study: Paul Farrugia & Karen Sargent


Subscribe to this blog's feed
Follow @rolfpotts