Age affects how people experience time.
Because we have put ourselves in our own zoo, we find it difficult to break out.
By their very nature bureaucracies have no conscience, no memory, and no mind.
Culture hides more than it reveals and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants.
Culture is not made up but something that evolves which is human.
Each organism, no matter how simple or complex, has around it a sacred bubble of space, a bit of mobile territoriality which only a few other organisms are allowed to penetrate and then only for short periods of time.
It is never possible to understand completely any other human being; and no individual will ever really understand himself- the complexity is too great and there is not the time to constantly take things apart and examine them.
Man is used to the fact that there are languages which he does not at first understand and which must be learned, but because art is primarily visual he expects that he should get the message immediately and is apt to be affronted if he doesn't.
One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you.
The drive to learn is as strong as the sexual drive. It begins earlier and lasts longer.
The information is in the people, not in your head.
The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self.
Two points that are very important points to remember and ask: Is it real and does it work?
We are only peripherally tied to the lives of others. It takes a long long time for us to become deeply involved with others, and for some this never happens.
When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture.
Years of study have convinced me that the real job is not to understand foreign culture but to understand our own.
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