Many people are conversant of their own culture, religion, and perspective. It is important to be knowledgeable of your cultural history. It shows that you know your roots. I truly do not care what anyone else says, you should always be proud of who you are. Regardless if you are American, Russian, Indian, or Irish. Rude, xenophobic, and arrogant people will always exist. You cannot let them bother you. I love living in the United States because I have friends of every race, religion, and culture here. Did you know that most of the world’s most diverse countries are in Africa? I was surprised to learn that myself. And apparently, Toronto, Canada is known as being the most multicultural city in the world.
I’m Pakistani American, and the two cultures couldn’t be more different. Most Americans look at me one of two ways. Either I am an exotic tropical fruit or some curry eating foreigner. Honestly, Pakistanis don’t even eat curry. I’m an incredibly hygienic person, I regularly bathe myself, and usually smell like Giorgio Armani. On the other hand, more traditional Desi people think I am not cultured enough. I wasn’t born to please anyone, so others can continue to criticize my lifestyle.
Oftentimes, we focus on the differences rather than the similarities. We all share laughter, food, language, and traditions. One unfortunate commonality in almost every culture is that we like to humiliate others and be judgmental. It’s awful. You shouldn’t be afraid of being different. You should be afraid of being like everyone else. If I am wrong for telling others to work hard, dream big, and love themselves, then I do not want to be right. What’s one thing you love about the country you live in? And one thing you love about yourself?
Wherever you are in the world stay happy, healthy, and safe! ❤️