Before I came here to teach, I use to live in a place that was not diverse at all. So when I came here it's super different than what I'm use to. Most people there were pretty rich including me so when I came here I was a little skeptical, but being here made me a better person. I tried to accept and understand these people and their culture and not care about money or differences. I see now that their amazing funny people.
What I'm trying to say is that is living or interacting in a diverse place only benefits the community and others if you try to accept and understand them. Just like what I'm trying to do.
But how do I understand others?
I'll show you I'll try to understand Adisa more.
How does this make you feel?
Your turn Justin. You try.
I'll ask Adisa something. Do you travel a lot Adisa?
This doesn't really affect me because I love my family, and I don't need to travel to be happy.
Not really. My family doesn't really have the money for travel.
It would be nice to travel although.
Oh I see.
Do you like Africa?
I'll try. Adisa how long have you lived in Africa?
Yeah I like it here because all my family lives here and my friends live here.
I lived here my whole life because I was born here.
Yeah even asking one question to Adisa allows me to understand and get to know her better.
That's a great question to ask. Now do you see how to understand?
This is a very important skill that you and others can use throughout your life.
You have to try to achieve something.
If you don't try, what happened now will continue to happen.