“Our culture serves us well when it is the only culture in focus….it is palace when there are no other contesting voices around us when we can live fairly comfortable, ordered lives in the context of our own cultural system. However, when we are pushed into relationships outside the boundaries of our culture, that culture becomes a prison to us. We are blind to other ways of seeing and doing things, and we assume that our way is the only way that is appropriate.”[p. 20].
Describe a time when you have felt wonderfully comfortable in your own culture (like you “lived in a palace”) and a time when you were uncomfortable in a different cultural situation (you were not sure how to act or what was appropriate). For example, families may have holiday traditions that are meaningful and special to them (palace). But you may spend a holiday with a family from a different cultural perspective who celebrate differently, and you may feel a longing for your own traditions (prison).
I am from Africa and our culture and traditions are different from the culture of America.
Please relate to that according to the assignment.