Majority or minority status depends on your location | 09/04/2007

We all came from one source, yet being born in different space and place have given us different identities brandishing us with labels of power or powerlessness, majority or minority.

How does your way of life differ from another you have experienced?


Posted in Cross Culture


  1. Where I come young people either bow or kneel or bend to greet elders but I found out that younger ones are expected to kiss the knee of elders in Ethiopia; strange yet true

    Comment by Kristy — 12/04/2007 @ 5:41 pm

  2. I found out in the northern part of Nigeria that women are expected to sit at the far end of the bus. Men come in to occupy the front part only after the women have taken the back seat. It was weird and I was going to challenge it but I remembered that this is tied to the Islamic religion. Women are not even allowed in some mosques.

    Comment by Jummai — 24/04/2007 @ 8:16 pm

  3. lyf is wat we make of it, though we have sevseral diference n all aspect of our lyfs, but as humans d moment we recognyz n respect disz diferences d more eazy n livelier lyf becom 4 all of us. 4 mi i ve gone 2 quite a no of places n wat has alwasz bin my guiding principle is 2 respect oda pples culture, afterall i kuld ve kom 4rom dat area if it has bin so ordained. rememba we a ALL 4rom 1 source.l

    Comment by ahmad — 10/07/2007 @ 12:09 pm

  4. Thanks Ahmad. Respect is the word; we may not understand or believe in the principles or ideas upheld by others but we need to respect or tolerate other people’s opinion.

    Comment by orogojigo — 21/01/2008 @ 2:27 pm

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