We cannot expect everyone to be the same, our cultures and ways have advanced separately. There are many different cultures in the world that have grown and flourished independently of others. They reflect historical events, specific desires relating to a geographical location, certain geopolitical occurrences which people from other parts the world would never have experienced, and many other factors that would have only influenced them specifically. We have to keep this in mind if we want to be understanding of one another, instead of putting others down because their ways are different.
In today’s world, many of us have the ability and the access to reach out and learn more about different cultures, events, and ways of life. Some of us do that through the internet, some of us do it by meeting other people, some of us do it by travelling, and many of us do it through a combination of all of those. We can take a progressive approach and look for new ideas, discoveries, philosophies, and expand our mind by keeping it open to change. In this century, more than ever, we have to ability to progress and advance as one group, as humans, instead of distinctly separate ones. This does not mean erasing one’s culture, it just means being open to adopting new positive ways that will benefit all humanity. We need to look for ways to obtain new knowledge, be open to changing our ways when presented with facts, be prepared to admit to being wrong at times, and always leave room for developing and acquiring new ways into our realm of life.