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.
I don’t know everything about everything…but I do know some things about some things.
I spent many years living in Asia. I’d like to share an insight here and ask for your feedback/contribution.
I remember a scene in a movie I watched when in Japan. A big American sports player walked into his new Japanese apartment. With shoes on he stepped up into the house and subsequently bonked his head on the overhead beam in the doorway leading into the living room.
Question: If an American hits his head on a low-hanging door, what will he do?
Answer: Go to great pains to raise the beam to make the home more accommodating in the future.
Question: If a Japanese hits his head on a low-hanging door, what will he do?
Answer: The Japanese person will learn/remember to duck each time they pass through the doorway.
Question: If a Chinese hits his head on the door, what will he do?
Answer: The Chinese will find another way to enter in the future.
Question: If a Russian hits his head on the door frame, what will he do?
Answer: He will continually bang his head on the door each time he passes through and blames the Russian government for not fixing it?
What differences have you noticed between the country folk of these countries?Wha
Send me your thoughts and I will gladly compile them into a larger posting, and give you credit, of course, for your contribution.
Let’s see how many differences we can come up.