Expanding ones knowledge about traditions that are practiced in various cultures adds to a healthy understanding of our global society. Each year I meet people from all over the world who share my profession. The demand to learn and understand differences as well as customs nourishes the social skills as we learn from each other in order to help others.
An example of a cultural difference within my own back yard in Wagontown, Pennsylvania, is the Amish Community. These wonderful neighbors are self-supporting and hardworking individuals who do not rely on worldly things for happiness. Most attend a one-room school, dress alike to help encourage group strength and loyalty and oppose being photographed based upon the book of Exodus 20:4 in the Christian Bible. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or likeness of anything that is in the Heaven above….” This verse is also the reason why many do not put faces on dolls.
What are some of the cultural traditions that are within your culture, family or a population that you encounter?
Embracing this Social Realm of Life – e-nurse Femtique Judith