Got an email from a relative who is living in Japan. It reminds of how intolerant people can be of their host culture. I'm not sure why people leave their country to travel or to live temporarily when it's just an exercise in cultural superiority.

We seem to see how bad things are, not appreciate that they are just different. When cultures meet, even corporate cultures or intranation cultures, we seem to need to assume that ours is better, more sophisticated, more right than yours. When really, it's just different.

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