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Do you recall a time where your cultural perception of something was challenged

Do you recall a time where your cultural perception of something was challenged?

I have 2 examples and then one I pulled from the article.

My first one is the idea and visual perception of time. From what I know, most English-speaking areas tend to think of the past as behind us and the future as in front of is. While I’ve heard other cultures (I’m not going to name them because I can’t remember them specifically) as the past as in front of you, and the future is behind you. Partly because you see and know the past, and you don’t know the future. Or the idea of the past being under you and the future being above you.

My second one is about perception of pain. My dad told me of a patient he had (he’s a physical therapist), and how he asked about what sort of pain someone had. This person is from an east Asian country (I can’t remember which). Here in the US we have varying ways to describe pain. Sharp, dull, achy, centralized or all over. While my dad’s patient didn’t really have the language or possibly concept of varying kinds of pain. Which was an obstacle my dad had to overcome at his work so he could help someone. This could be a language barrier, but it also made me look at different concepts of pain.

Then from the article it talked about how US people tend to think better of themselves in past events as people from Korea either downplayed themselves and more attentive to how other people played.

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