Checkpoint Culture Shock Essay

285 words - 2 pages

Checkpoint Culture Shock
Funkadelic
SOC/120
February 23, 2012
Gena Rata

Checkpoint Culture Shock
If I was visiting and studying the Yanomamo the way I would prepare myself for possible culture shock is to educate myself deeply beforehand about the culture. This will enhance my understanding why they do the things they do. I honestly think I would have been fascinated to observe ...view middle of the document...

I live in this world, and lived by this world doing what the world does, and saying what they say. My first visit to The Church was my moment of culture shock, when I first walked in the primary thing you see is woman on one side of the church and men on the opposite side. The woman wear a veil over the heads, I was so amazed and had so many different questions. Now that I recognize what culture shock is, I know this is when I experienced it, I walked into a new life. Such morals, such teaching and doctrine, so unique, and it makes me understand why I breathe today. Not just for a material life but further into a spiritual life. By understanding the major components of culture you create empathy, and recognition then you are less offended or staggered by what is being done or said. By understanding this then you are more liberal to ask questions just as I did, and when you ask questions you get answers, and when you have answers you get understanding and knowledge.

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