What Intercultural Communication means to me

The world consists of diverse cultures originated from varied regions. These differences determine the uniqueness of every society and it contributes a vital part in people’s behavior, beliefs, ethics, rules, and way of communication. Meanwhile, within the scope of a particular culture, individuals are not the same as their culture, because everyone possesses his own way of perceiving the world, for example I have a brother who is elder than me just 11 months, and we are the closest from the rest of the family. He was school dropped, and he has extremely different way of life compare to mine. Sometimes we used to argue about certain issues, he always used to show me that life is more immense and wider than the way that I think it is by saying “my little brother there is great wisdom behind this world, it classifies human into many categories, if everyone were rich and knowledged; life would be nonsense. So accept the reality of life and try to be humble as much as you can, because circumstances might make the ignorant rich and the educated poor” From my beloved brother’s words I realized even brothers have different perspectives and views, so every one’s opinion should be respected and appreciated. In addition to that, since I have been to Malaysia I come across a very exotic moments, whereby whenever I go out for shopping down to the city, people stare at me weirdly as if I am stranger. I wonder why! Do I look different from the entire human race? When I scrutinized the reason by my own, I realized that people in Alorestar hardly see foreigners specially Africans. Therefore, as a solution of the matter I decided to show open face to anyone who is gazing at me and smile at everybody, so that they might stop looking at me like that way.

Mr Samovar’s intercultural communication approach together with the experience that I have gone through, I learnt that people are different in terms of their culture and personal view. According to him, cultural differences can potentially result misunderstandings and disagreements so in order to reduce this risk, it is important to study intercultural communication. (Samovar and Porter, 1991). I will keep on smiling at everybody because in Malaysia it is their way of greeting to each other, and I hope people will not give such weird look like that to me.

The world consists of diverse cultures originated from varied regions. These differences determine the uniqueness of every society and it contributes a vital part in people’s behaviour, beliefs, ethics, rules, and way of communication. Meanwhile, within the scope of a particular culture, individuals are not the same as their culture, because everyone possesses his own way of perceiving the world, for example I have a brother who is elder than me just 11 months, and we are the closest from the rest of the family. He was school dropped, and he has extremely different way of life compare to mine. Sometimes we used to argue about certain issues, he always used to show me that life is more immense and wider than the way that I think it is by saying “my little brother there is great wisdom behind this world, it classifies human into many categories, if everyone were rich and knowledged; life would be nonsense. So accept the reality of life and try to be humble as much as you can, because circumstances might make the ignorant rich and the educated poor” From my beloved brother’s words I realized even brothers have different perspectives and views, so every one’s opinion should be respected and appreciated. In addition to that, since I have been to Malaysia I come across a very exotic moments, whereby whenever I go out for shopping down to the city, people stare at me weirdly as if I am stranger. I wonder why! Do I look different from the entire human race? When I scrutinized the reason by my own, I realized that people in Alorestar hardly see foreigners specially Africans. Therefore, as a solution of the matter I decided to show open face to anyone who is gazing at me and smile at everybody, so that they might stop looking at me like that way.

Mr Samovar’s intercultural communication approach together with the experience that I have gone through, I learnt that people are different in terms of their culture and personal view. According to him, cultural differences can potentially result misunderstandings and disagreements so in order to reduce this risk, it is important to study intercultural communication. (Samovar and Porter, 1991). I will keep on smiling at everybody because in Malaysia it is their way of greeting to each other, and I hope people will not give such weird look like that to me.

The world consists of diverse cultures originated from varied regions. These differences determine the uniqueness of every society and it contributes a vital part in people’s behaviour, beliefs, ethics, rules, and way of communication. Meanwhile, within the scope of a particular culture, individuals are not the same as their culture, because everyone possesses his own way of perceiving the world, for example I have a brother who is elder than me just 11 months, and we are the closest from the rest of the family. He was school dropped, and he has extremely different way of life compare to mine. Sometimes we used to argue about certain issues, he always used to show me that life is more immense and wider than the way that I think it is by saying “my little brother there is great wisdom behind this world, it classifies human into many categories, if everyone were rich and knowledged; life would be nonsense. So accept the reality of life and try to be humble as much as you can, because circumstances might make the ignorant rich and the educated poor” From my beloved brother’s words I realized even brothers have different perspectives and views, so every one’s opinion should be respected and appreciated. In addition to that, since I have been to Malaysia I come across a very exotic moments, whereby whenever I go out for shopping down to the city, people stare at me weirdly as if I am stranger. I wonder why! Do I look different from the entire human race? When I scrutinized the reason by my own, I realized that people in Alorestar hardly see foreigners specially Africans. Therefore, as a solution of the matter I decided to show open face to anyone who is gazing at me and smile at everybody, so that they might stop looking at me like that way.

Mr Samovar’s intercultural communication approach together with the experience that I have gone through, I learnt that people are different in terms of their culture and personal view. According to him, cultural differences can potentially result misunderstandings and disagreements so in order to reduce this risk, it is important to study intercultural communication. (Samovar and Porter, 1991). I will keep on smiling at everybody because in Malaysia it is their way of greeting to each other, and I hope people will not give such weird look like that to me.

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