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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

Do some/most people really not mind that other people can hear what they are talking about?

“I lie all the time.”

“Yeah, when I went through … , I had hot …”

“The guy cheated … ”

“I told the customer … ”

“My teacher thought that I … but I really … ”

Seriously, people say these things very loudly and for everyone to hear.

My daddy’s friend Tyler said that one of his sources of inspiration for blog posts is eavesdropping.

Is that what I am doing here?

Nope. Daddy didn’t eaves drop. These people invaded his listening space by talking so loudly about the most personal things that not only daddy but everybody in the room could hear.

Do people have no shame? Are they not embarrassed about the things they say in public?

Are failure and cheating and lying badges that people wear and are happy to share?

Is daddy going through reverse culture shock and everybody has always been talking this way?

Or are these people in need of some amazing grace?

Why do I have so many questions and no answers?

Oh … it’s because I am just 5-years old and my daddy is too much in shock at what he is hearing in public to digest all this.

Can somebody help us out here?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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