I have started watching Al Jazeera News broadcasts because I was sick of the mindless photo opportunities our Prime Minister down here in Australia, nicknamed as Scotty from marketing uses main stream media in our country for. Today I say an item where the Italian ambassador for the Republic of Congo had been ambushed and killed on a country road and it made me think would these people have done that if they knew why the ambassador was in their country, fundamentally to provide aid in the name of doing good deeds between the two countries.
Then I thought about as to why had I named my blog I am an Interculturalist all those years ago. The definition of Interculturalism goes as follows: Interculturalism refers to support for cross-cultural dialogue and challenging self-segregation tendencies within cultures. … It is based on the recognition of both differences and similarities between cultures. It has addressed the risk of the creation of absolute relativism within post modernity and in multiculturalism. Cross-cultural dialogue is what drew me to the Darebin Intercultural Centre after attending a Colombian film night at which there were about twenty cultures hanging out and being friends, all I can say is that I was hooked from that night.
So what does society say is the value of living an intercultural life, Let’s have a look:
1. Terminal Uniqueness sounds like it would get in the way a lot.
2. Ruth Benedict was a interculturalist of the early 19th Century, She studied the relationships between personality, art, language and culture, insisting that no trait existed in isolation or self-sufficiency, a theory which she championed in her 1934 book Patterns of Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8
3. Such a beautiful quote!!
4. Many races, One planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8xnsvDdPu0&list=PLxRZFM2I_PNdIcCrvc6p-SPzKUvsSe4jX&index=4
5. And we take the best of each country.
6. And they can come from any walk of life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Qkf2Jm6pc
7. Do you have to understand them all, not really.
8. How do you cook your chicken?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YewVugPHon4
9. Just 7 billion of us.
10. We have all seen that meme, seems they drew imaginary lines on the planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PDdCmJ84LI
11. Do you?
12. Some of the things that Interculturalism can solve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaHbiUvXlhM
13. This is what Interculturalism battles with each and every day.
14. Its not all in the words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8AOAap6_k4
15. And we finish with some fine words from Maya Angelou.
Life is full of positive experiences. Notice them. Life your life to the fullest potential by reveling in the beauty of these experiences, and letting them inspire you to be the most positive version of you. Living a positive life is all about creating positive habits to help you focus on what truly matters. Interculturalism is this for me. Here are some simple ideas to help you life this life:
- Wake up every morning with the idea that something wonderful is possible today.
- Celebrate your existence.
- Appreciate life’s perfect moments.
- Embrace life’s challenges.
- Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.
- Live and breathe the truth.
- Fill your own bucket.
- Help the people around you smile.
- Spend time with positive people.
I have included two of Australia’s musical secrets in the playlist today: We commence with John Lennon, then follow with one of Australia’s best, Murray Kyle. Back to the last century for Dionne Warwick and Friends, Culture Club and Bob Marley. The penultimate track is a band I spent a lot of time watching in my youth in Melbourne – I’m Talking and we finish with Womack and Womack with that song: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJlQ3F9bKYrtVIdAvmWWOGAUdwvsPovnM
So I have created a Facebook group called Interculturalism which has the ethos of Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included, Here is the link to join it and share your examples of it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Interulturalism Until we meet again my dear friends.