This is Bell coming at you from behind the mic and on to the written page! With the new year kicking off and the holiday season coming to a close I've been doing a fair bit of reflecting. We've been on a holiday break as we transition into a brand new season of Thirst World Problems which means I've had to keep some of my opinions to myself. Not that B and Nick usually let me get a word in edgewise anyways. That is why I'm hopping on the page and sharing some thoughts I've had lately.
I've been thinking a lot about the importance of embracing other cultures lately, and I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you.
As a podcaster of little to no repute, I've had the opportunity to travel a fair bit, though that is completely unrelated to podcasting. And one thing that has always stood out to me is just how different every culture is.
But you know what? That's a good thing!
Embracing other cultures isn't just about being politically correct or trying to be trendy. It's about understanding and respecting the people around us. It's about recognizing that we all have different experiences, traditions, and beliefs, and that's what makes the world so beautiful and diverse.
But here's the thing: mutual understanding and respect isn't just something that happens automatically. It requires effort and an open mind. It requires us to actively seek out new perspectives and to listen to others with an open heart. For those of you that have listen to Thirst World Problems from the beginning you know that as a show we've evolved into openly and consciously offering cultural perspectives and having cultural conversations a lot of other podcasts aren't doing. That is simply because we're minorities in the space, but because we see the need for real representation without compromise. That being said we know there's more that we can do and more that you can do as well.
So, how can we do this, especially as millennials?
For starters, we can start by educating ourselves. There are so many amazing books, movies, and documentaries out there that showcase different cultures and give us a glimpse into the lives of others. We can also seek out conversations with people from different backgrounds and ask questions, just like I did about the Kanda in a recent episode Cars and Culture.
But it's not just about gaining knowledge. It's also about taking action. We can support businesses and organizations that promote diversity and inclusivity. We can use our voices to speak out against hate and discrimination. And we can be an ally to those who may not have the same privileges as us.
Embracing other cultures isn't just the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do. By coming to mutual understanding and respect, we can build stronger communities and create a more harmonious world.
So let's get out there and start embracing our cultural differences! The world will be a better place because of it.
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