As humans, we live in a world made up of an untold number of cultural interactions. Every single one of us is bound by the protocols of the cultures and sub-cultures we identify with, especially as members of a greater society. We classify each other in many ways, by the shades of our skin tones, our genders, our professions, our ethnicities, and our social class to name a few. But, at the end of the day, we are all human; we are not as different from each other as we think.
However, we are also not as similar as we think we are, because our subjective experiences create the unique filters through which we experience our realities. In my opinion, finding this balance between our similarities and uniqueness is what most of us struggle with on an existential level. This quest for balance is what inspired every single aspect of this blog.
As a reader, you may find that you relate well to some of the posts, but not others. But, regardless of whether you relate or not, I hope this blog will provoke insightful questions in your mind. My goal is to get you to question the “status quo”, to dig past the superficial, and to question your biases and mine. This is a space where we can learn more about ourselves and see why we are the way we are, so that we may grow ourselves and the multi-cultural world around us into ever-evolving and sustainable entities that allow us to engage every aspect of ourselves.
I hope this blog inspires you to always keep cultural perspectives in the back of your mind, from the most minor to the most major interactions in your life. I also hope that on this journey together, you and I can come to appreciate the nuances and richness added to our lives because of all the cultural similarities and differences that we experience or encounter along the way.