Alright, the next thing we want to talk about
is Overcoming Ethnocentrism. And this is, this is a big problem, and this is something
that we really have to work on. What is Ethnocentrism is? It’s basically feeling that your culture
is the best. In fact, other cultures really aren’t even any good because yours is the
only one that’s any good. And the funny thing is that all cultures feel that way. Everybody
thinks their culture is the best and that other cultures aren’t very good, I mean, you
are well aware that lots of cultures hate Americans because of the things we do things.
Unfortunately, we feel the same way about other cultures. So we have to overcome this.
Well there’s three steps that we can do to work on overcoming our Ethnocentrism. And
the first one is to be aware of distinctions. Be aware; accept the fact that people are
different. They do it different than we do. And that’s okay. Whatever it is, whether it’s
relation, in relation to time, to money, to materialism, to food, to roles, to status,
whatever it is, just be aware that those things do exist. Get outside of your world, of your
culture and become aware of other cultures and their differences.