CHAPTER19

Embracing Differences in Culture

In This Chapter

  • Causes of communication breakdowns
  • Excelling at cross-cultural communication
  • The value cross-cultural relationships can bring you
  • Letting people into your life and broadening your horizons

What a boring world it would be if we all grew up in the same kinds of neighborhoods, were brought up with the same beliefs and traditions, had voices and accents that sounded just the same, and were not varied in age or appearance. The world is more stimulating, exciting, and interesting because we encounter such diverse people every day.

Yet the very things that make people interesting are the same ...

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