What a good question, thumbs up. I am very interested in other cultures and peoples beliefs. I think many years ago I may not have related to different people so well, but I have learned to respect other people's culture and beliefs.
I think the more you learn about other people, the more you learn to respect their values, culture, and beliefs. I have met so many really wonderful people from different places, with different beliefs. Being open minded is extremely helpful to understanding where a person is coming from.
|3 years ago. Rating: 18|
Sometimes it's not easy. While I don't want to compromise my values, etc. I don't want to impose them on anyone, NOR do I want to be imposed upon by someone who thinks I have to agree with everything he believes. Understanding that people are from different backgrounds or societies, with different mores and traditions, goes a long way in creating an atmosphere of mutual courtesy.
If I am in a cooperative group with someone who is different than me in the ways mentioned in the question, there will have to be some terms of agreement to keep the group cohesive and functioning. I'm OK to acquiesce when It benefits the majority. It's not necessary that I be right all the time or that everyone must agree with my preference.
|2 years ago. Rating: 13|
"When in Rome, do like the Roman's do."
Golden Rule. Treat others like you would like to be treated related to their and your cultural beliefs. Respect being number one, even if you don't have time to interact. Genuine interest in the person, if you have time to interact. Kindness also always works.
|2 years ago. Rating: 13|
If you can't earn 3 degrees in anthropology today, try humility to show you are open to learning, then ask questions. You can also relate examples of how you would do/believe things differently. Then the new understanding will lead to greater mutual respect and personal or profressional trust. Be yourself and allow them to be themselves.
If talking about a whole culture, call a local church/group/etc. of the culture and ask for materials you can learn from.
|3 years ago. Rating: 11|
I will take you at face value. Be nice and you will be treated the same way. Just about anyone is welcome in my home, just about. I will not waste my time with any Muslims. The wars or 911 have nothing to do with this mindset. I just don't trust them and therefore have any use for these people. Call it the way you see it. Bigot, racist. I have my reasons.
|3 years ago. Rating: 10|
If their beliefs, culture, values and preferences happen to coincide (more or less) with yours, no problem. If they are very different, check very thoroughly that they respect yours. If you find they don't, back away. No interaction will be good, and it may well be catastrophic.
Update: 10 months later. New answer:
With great caution. They respect 'their beliefs, culture, values and preferences,' and the more they do, the less they will respect yours. It's a zero-sum game: 'The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours.'
But there's also a negative-sum game in play. Ultimately, because the resources of the Earth are limited while their capacity to reproduce is not, a point will come when to accommodate all their lovely children, it will be necessary to exterminate you and all of yours. Tough, but the good must give place to the better! Have a good interact!
|2 years ago. Rating: 10|
Find mutual ground, show an interest if they wish to share beliefs or information, be non judgmental, encourage communication, let them know that they are valued, avoid overwhelming them with personal information and your own beliefs, that will come with time and remember confidentiality is extremely important
|2 years ago. Rating: 7|
should be simple ,,as long as both partys agree to debate with each other their understandings,,and do it politely and quitely,,that way both parties get to learn from each other,,and if both cannot agree,,then both agree to disagree politely,,and could possibly be friends,, hi 5 guys,,,
|1 year ago. Rating: 3|