We Love ❤️ Culture
“Fish don’t know they’re in water”
Like the quote from Derek Sivers eloquently illustrates, 🐟 fish don’t know they’re in water and the same applies to how many of us experience culture. Why? Because you often don’t appreciate your own culture until you travel abroad and experience another culture.
Even if you don’t travel, understanding culture can really open your horizons.
Think about it, how many cultures have you met in the last month?
You’d be surprised, it’s probably more than you think!
Take a 10 minute walk through your your local supermarket and you’ll likely run into 10 different cultures. When you think of it this way, you quickly come to realise that dealing with other cultures is a huge part of our lives.
Look at it another way. We are all a mixture of our own personality and our own culture. I’m Irish and an extrovert who has a passion for travel. The Irish part of me is just as important as the part of me that is an extrovert who loves to travel.
So when people ask us why do we have a passion for culture, we say, why not?
Culture is all around us, an invisible bond on the one hand linking us together and the other hand pulling us apart. It can be a powerful enabler of positivity, or a destructive energy pushing people towards an “Us” and “Them” mindset.
People often talk of the importance of economics, and they’re right, the power of money in any society is strong. However, simply look to the political evolution of the western world, especially in the US and the UK, and you quickly begin to appreciate that culture was an important driver in both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Regardless of your political views, the perception of culture and how it was deployed by politicians will have a massive impact on the societal trajectory of these two countries for the coming years.
Coming back down to earth, away from lofty philosophies and ideas on culture, for Dee and I, it’s very straightforward why we love culture.
It comes down to people.
We are both natural extroverts and love mixing with people from different backgrounds. We live for travelling to far-away parts of the world and meeting new people from diverse cultures, to see what we can learn from them, and also to see what we can learn about ourselves and our own culture.
For us, travelling and experiencing other cultures are intertwined and are all part of the sense of adventure when we travel.
Above all, we’re firmly of the belief that culture and understanding culture can open our eyes, our hearts, our minds and our souls to the beauty of the world around us.
- Hofstede and Culture “Studying culture without experiencing culture shock is like practicing swimming... posted on November 5, 2017
- CultureMee Business Travel Thank you for taking the time to hear about what we have to offer in CultureMee. T... posted on January 8, 2019
- Welcome To Japan 🇯🇵: The Home Of Culture Shock! So you have just arrived in Japan, the home of culture shock. What are you going... posted on March 12, 2018
- Business Travel IQ 🇬🇧 article A huge thank you to Business Travel IQ for featuring CultureMee in your "Mee... posted on August 22, 2018
- 🌍 CultureMee: Global Youth Travel Awards Winner 🚀 CultureMee has been announced as a winner of the Global Youth Travel Awards in t... posted on September 22, 2018
- 🇺🇸 America’s #1 Travel Radio Show Interviews John RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa is America’s number 1 Travel... posted on January 4, 2019
- If Carlsberg Did Cultural Screw-ups… It’s that time of year again, where it’s good to look back on the year gone by, and g... posted on December 16, 2018
- 🇪🇺 CultureMee Featured In Sietar Europa Intercultural Training Kit CultureMee is delighted to be featured in the SIETAR Europa Intercultural Training Kit. ... posted on November 11, 2018
- What The 🌍 Construction Industry Taught Me About Culture There is a lot the construction industry can teach us about working across cultures. An... posted on August 7, 2018
- Overtourism: Not Just A Quantity Issue Have you ever caught a glimpse of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre museum in Paris? Thos... posted on September 28, 2018