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  1. Wow Meg! Loved this post! I think that we are all at fault for stereotyping and to some degree being prejudicial. I think all of this is due to the difference between cultures and lack of understanding.

    “There is a distinction between being vigilant while traveling and perceiving yourself as the victim of cultural difference.”

    I loved that you said that! I think the word “victim” perfectly describes our reluctance to try to learn about a different culture and immerse ourselves in it such that we would gain true understanding. All of which is extremely important for those of us volunteering and serving individuals with different cultural backgrounds than our own, but more importantly it is important for all of us to do as part of human society.

    Any tips for our readers to not fall “victims of cultural difference”?

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