This is part of my A-Z Challenge posts. My theme is emotions, feelings and states of being. This is where “X” took my writing.
According to Google, xenophobia is defined as “dislike or prejudice against people of other countries“. No one chooses where they are from or the color of their skin for that matter. At the end of the day, we are all part of the human race. Our differences make us beautiful but no matter the differences, really we are all the same. How can you dislike someone based on where they were born? The food they eat? The music they listen to? The language they speak? The religion they do (or don’t) practice? These are elements of their culture but not reasons within themselves to measure them by as individuals.
Life would be so boring if we didn’t have the cross culture factor. We’d be missing out on foods, languages, music, dance, art (in its many forms), as well as the essence of the human experience itself if the world were void of the invisible man-made lines that distinguish one region of a land mass from another. So while it can be hard to understand and embrace people from a culture you don’t understand, why not get to know and understand the culture before judging people by it? What are your thoughts on this topic?