Sometimes it’s all about your perspective. Cultural intelligence is about being able to adapt (not adopt) to new cultures no matter what comes your way. It’s essentially about how fast you can create new glasses in order to effectively understand and work with a culture unfamiliar to you. How fast are you at getting new glasses on? Metaphorically speaking of course
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of time. It has forever been a struggle for me to manage it, especially with different values of time management being taught to me by different cultures.
Visiting a new country is not just about being physically there. It’s about experiencing what life is like in that world. No, you cannot claim that you have been to a country when all you’ve really experienced is its airport. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are ‘rights of passage’ you have to go through in order to really say you’ve properly visited. For instance, if you were to visit Saudi for work or whatever other reason, it is hard to miss out on a restaurant known as Al Baik. It’s part of the experience.
Culture is an exciting topic for me. This is because I am always fascinated with how some people identify with a culture different than their ethnic culture. In some circumstances, the best answer is to identify yourself as a citizen of the world.
It goes without saying that you should not believe everything you read on the internet, but how much of what you read do you actually consciously question? How sure are you of the sources? Did you consider the other side’s point of view? What if what you just read was not entirely true?