One day I went to visit with a good friend in Dakar. I was greeted with a glass of Bordeaux red wine and some cheese. Dinner was an all French cuisine. The background music was…you guessed right…French.
The Senegalese young man was born in Dakar, but raised in France. He got his PhD there before relocating back to Senegal. My friend is very French, but also Senegalese. He beautifully moves in and out of each culture.
The ability to be whoever you want to be per time is one of the luxuries of the 21st century. Any culture can be home at any time. You can travel the globe, building on your person and personality as you go. It’s a great opportunity to be more than what one’s root culture dictates.
This era offers us the chance to live with different people. We have an opportunity to share in their insight into life, to walk in their shoes and to share in their story. I think that’s a good deal.