Citizenship in the Global Village



“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” When Socrates uttered these words, the “world” was still a place with limited boundaries. He would be astounded today to see the extent to which our global citizenship has developed. Indeed, no one needs to tell you that globalization has occurred in our workplace, our businesses, our schools, and our neighborhoods.

Many good books have been written on how we differ from our neighbors around the world in such social behaviors as eye contact, touch, the use of personal space, gestures, and attitudes toward time. This chapter merely looks at some overall principles that may help you as you expand your horizons and come in contact with ...

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