Why the heck are we all so judgmental of one another’s countries?
I’m not going to lie, I was quite offended when I read some degrading commentary on our country. We’re not all that bad! And I’m sure I could write an equally vicious one about yours… but that’s just it. When traveling abroad, it is so easy to focus on the points that make us uncomfortable; the aspects that are a stark contrast from our home country.
So when I study abroad, I want to make the effort to consciously choose to appreciate every aspect of culture. Chances are, there is a reason behind a custom I may find offensive.