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Respect Then Participate

3班 12****84 林*雨

I totally agree that people who is living, studying or even traveling in another country should accept and respect the new culture. Though we know living in a new culture can be exhilarating, it is also can be personally uncomfortable and frustrating. So, many of them keep the observation of their habits, gathering together, forming some separate minorities with different lifestyle. It is one thing to remember your traditions, and it is quite another to isolating yourself from foreign outside world.

I once encountered some complains about Chinese exchange students in a magazine. The American host family was discouraged and planned to quit the program next semester. That Chinese girl left messes wherever she went, and found fault with things just a little bit unsatisfactory. “I remember the words on her lips” Monica said, “She always says „it is different from China‟ ”. The girl refused participation in daily housework and family weekend trekking, which the family gradually get used to. Considering her as a family member, the host parents also bought her a Christmas present. However, she reacted in a cold manner giving nothing in return.

Despite the fact that it is a commercial relationship between students and host families, there still are some excellent examples that have a win-win ending. And of course, they all show their respect and acceptance for the new culture. Lee, who used to be very shy, but with the help of his host families, dare to make speeches in front of the whole school. Alice had so great time with her American families that they even asked her to continue her further study in American.

Accepting a new culture is not equal to denying yours. In a way, it reflects the capacity of one‟s social ad aption on the contrary. Alice, I mentioned above, still observed Chinese traditions like eating dumplings on lunar New Year‟s eve, sometimes together with her host families.

There is no doubt that people will experience mixed feelings and difficulties while we integrating into a foreign society. But the attitudes that you take with you to your host country, and those you form once there, play an important role in whether you can join a foreign country. Because it will have a great effect upon your perception of the people and customs of your host country. British writer William Thackeray said “Life is a mirror. when you smile in front of it,it will also smile and so will it when you cry to it.” Treating cultural shock in a positive way, trying to understand and respect, I‟m sure it will finally turn out to be something good.