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Intercultural awareness    

By WarmLife
1186 Views | 2 Comments | 6/27/2016 2:02:46 PM
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How many times do Westerners and Chinese have the frustration about understanding each other ?   When will it ever cease?  Most likely ... never ...

However, in my thinking there are some healthy ideas (i deleted the other ideas) that might reduce this frustration to a more suitable level .   

I don’t mean that it is more important to love ourselves than to love (humanity - your family - the people living in your Country -- your social group). I just mean that loving yourself is the way you love others. I mean that loving yourself is, in a way, more important than loving your neighbour because, without loving yourself, it is quite impossible to love your neighbour.-- 

We need to find healthy ways to have good self esteem for ourselves first ... then we are more able to appreciate the qualities of other people -- especially those from a different Culture!   

We should try to remember that in this prevalent Globalization that continues to move forward as a juggernaut -- We should of all people .. who belong here -- to continue to find ways to appreciate each other more each day ...  

p.s. there were more information from my sources ... but too lengthy .. 

 

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#2016-06-27 14:09:57 by JohnAbbot @JohnAbbot

Jim, I realize that when you wrote this Brexit had not yet happened, but do you still believe that globalization is moving forward like a juggernaut now? Or has Brexit caused a considerable slowdown in that process?

BTW, I agree with you wholeheartedly that the ability to love someone else fully is very much contingent on one's first possessing a positive and healthy love of him or herself.

#2016-06-27 22:33:50 by melcyan @melcyan

I agree with you. It would be a great outcome for relationships if we all could recognise the importance of self- love and forgiveness.

Most airline passengers understand the oxygen mask drill. If you put your oxygen mask on first, then you put yourself in a much better position to help others with their oxygen masks.

The same applies to self-love. If you give yourself love and forgiveness then it is much easier for you to give abundant love and forgiveness to others.

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