Musings

Not Culture Shock.

I am always looking out for things I might have missed since moving here. It is easy to have a preconceived idea about a place or people which is something I have come to realize a lot of people have about me ( Nigerians and Africans in general) and I have decided that rather than be offended, I guide as correct if it’s welcomed.

I am always surprised when people don’t expect me to speak fluent English or are surprised when I do and do it with a clear understandable accent.

I have come to learn the difference in culture also that’s can be seen here also in respect to race, age , religion or the lack of it and geographical location.

It’s been an eye opener for me and I am glad to have the opportunity to learn about the way of life of others.

Have you experienced culture shock recently or in the past? What was your experience and how did you deal with it?

2 thoughts on “Not Culture Shock.”

  1. I do experience culture shock every day where I live. I am an Egyptian British citizen who lives in Cairo, and I often find it hard to deal with the two different worlds I come from. I’ve found that the best coping mechanism is through surrounding myself with a group of people who share similar backgrounds. Good Luck with your move, I hope it gets better soon. πŸ™‚

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    1. Omg that is brilliant! I don’t have a lot of Nigerians where I live but I have come across one or two Africans and it does make it better to find people with shared experiences. Thank you so much for your advice and sharing ❀️.

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