Culture shock - have running water At that time I was young and did not understand that people actually lived like that and it was very difficult

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Culture Shock If I were visiting Yanomamo, the only way I think that you can prepare yourself for possible culture shock, would to clear your mind of how we live. Every culture is different and does different things than the culture that you are from. Go into the new environment with an open mind, and always expect different things. That is how I would prepare myself for a situation like going into a different culture. When I was 12 years old my family had went on a trip to Allende, Mexico, to help some family friends. When we had gotten to Allende, I was in total shock. I had never been exposed to their life styles before and I was floored at how they lived. The town of Allende is a real poor town of Mexico. The people there barely had electricity and some did not
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Unformatted text preview: have running water. At that time I was young and did not understand that people actually lived like that and it was very difficult for me to understand. Although the people in Allende are very friendly, many of them have never seen a person with blonde hair and blue eye and everyone always stopped me to touch my hair, and I did get scared but my mother and her friend had to explain to me that, they never saw a person with blonde hair. Understanding the major components in a situation like I had encountered in was that the symbols of body language were the same and we could communicate some that way. I understand the differences now of how different cultures live because I am grown and, my mother had explained everything to me then....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course SOC 120 AAAA0OHHG4 taught by Professor Lyndacable during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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