Culture does not make a difference for me when it comes to meeting people. When I first moved to this country and I didn’t speak the language I really appreciated those who took the time to get to know me, and were patient with me. I remember them and a lot of them are still in my life for the simple fact that they accepted me even though I was a stranger to their culture. I would be a straight up loser if I did not accept or tolerate people from other cultures, since I am different myself. I do consider myself open minded.
Also, there really isn’t any way to get ahead because you are always trying to help out everyone else, there isn’t much competition. Also because everyone is so alike there is a lack of culture, mainly because the culture is singular, there is only one. Personally, I do come from a Gemeinschaft. I grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA which is a small town about a half hour away from State College. I like its ideals of a sense of community and I like the altruistic small town vibe it exuberates, however, I think part of the reason I like Pittsburgh so much is that it is more of a Gesellschaft.
My Hood (pg. 83 #3) The best way I can describe my neighborhood is to say it’s quiet. I say this because it is tucked far behind other neighborhoods so it’s a ways away from any busy streets or shopping centers. It’s so far back, that the only thing behind it is a large field. If anyone else walked through my neighborhood, they probably would only notice the cookie cutter houses or the strange and inconvenient setup of the streets, but to me, since I’ve lived there since I was two, I notice much more.
I am probably a low key sensation seeker because I do get a sense of satisfaction from accomplishing challenges such as educational, business & personal projects. I however am no thrill seeker at all. Some would consider be boring and I’ve been called that and square but I don’t mind that. I consider myself a reasonable or rational person and I think my choices make my life a little safer and calm. I don’t consider myself boring at all.
For me, I like to “keep it simple stupid.’ What I mean by “keeping it simple stupid” is that it is really the simple things in life that make me happy such as waking up every day and being able to walk, breathe, see, and hear. For me happiness is defined not by what expensive things you have, but what truly makes you happy. My friends make me happy, my family makes me happy, shelter, and food while also completing simple goals, make me happy. Webster’s Dictionary defines happiness as: obsolete: good fortune: prosperity a: a state of well-being and contentment: joy b: a pleasurable or satisfying experience. I have a mantra that I like to wake up every day and ask myself “Why am I happy today?” Today I asked myself the same question and answered back with: I am happy because I am awake, and my back doesn’t hurt.
Just like our busy world today, we sometimes need a break to step out to help us relax. Therefore, “marginal” places and activities also give us a chance for us to hang out and have fun with our friends and family. In my opinion, I agree with Frazier’s ideas that “marginal” activities and places are valuable. Frazier’s and his friends did a lot of activities by just doing things out of nowhere but at the same time had a lot of fun doing it. They could think of hundreds of things to do together with no worries and always lost track of the time.
Mouse Meat “Have you ever eaten mouse meat?” Most people are scared of mice and hate them. Mouse meat is not strange in Vietnamese cuisine, and it appears in the cuisine of several countries in the word. In my country, the people who live near the Cuu Long River in South Vietnam have a lot of methods to cook mouse meat depending on their taste preference. Mouse meat has a good sweet taste and smell. We never forget this taste when we eat.
Just being in a quiet are, trying to “stretch it all out” and get rid of all the stress I have felt great. It was a great technique that was very relaxing, and especially easy. When I really just want to take out my anger or be alone, long boarding is the best medicine. Instead of getting mad at my parents or wanting to punch something, going for a joy ride feels amazing. It helps me stay fit and helps release the anger.
Having you in my life is beyond an honor I love you, I adore you and worship the air you breath.. 2. I'm sorry, forgive me: I really do not enjoy the fact that your mood has altered. Please revert back to normal. : Empath response: acknowledging is enough. I don’t care if you feel remorse just show you value me sticking around.