Why It Is Important to Learn Good Culture
In the last few years, I have observed a dramatic increase in the number of young people who want to learn good culture. The reason they give is that they live in an increasingly multicultural world and although they may not like it, the world around them has changed. Today there are far more interracial marriages than at any time in the past. This has resulted in many more people with varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds living in cities around the world than at any time in the past.
The consequence of this is that there is now a need for people to learn good culture management skills. Indeed the term “culture” has become a far more significant word. Not long ago, if you wanted to learn about cultures you would have to attend expensive cultural courses. Those days are gone but the need for those courses has not gone away because attitudes about culture and race are still very strict.
It is no longer considered acceptable to visit a Mennonite Christian church just to learn about other cultures. That sort of visit would probably be viewed as insensitive and even offensive. More importantly, it would not be welcomed by most visitors to their homes. As such, most people learn best by observing and being influenced by examples and by common examples around them.
It is impossible to visit Africa and not understand the significance of their culture. Just imagine for a moment that you are in Africa and find out that most of the people there are poor. You then realise that there is so much more to Africa than money. You begin to understand that there is more to life than acquiring wealth and that the culture of these people holds true and importance in their lives. As such, it makes perfect sense to immerse oneself in their culture.
It is not only necessary but wise to learn good culture. For one thing, it helps you to understand where your strengths and weaknesses lie and how to use them. For another thing, you will be able to develop your talents and your skills far more effectively if you have the right attitude and the proper learning techniques to help you learn good culture. In addition to that, you will understand better how to relate to others.
It is true that it can be very hard to learn good culture. This is especially so if one is new to a place. This is why the best solution is to learn more about the people in the place. Read up on books and magazines. Talk to natives.