A-Z Challenge: Xenophobic

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?

This post is part of the A-Z challenge. For details on the challenge, click here.

Core post summing up what the challenge is about, why I signed up, and what my theme is.

Challenge Posts- you can find all of the posts here.

The Richness of a Simple Life- N° 378

If you haven’t checked out the Kindness Challenge I’m hosting in May, stop by. We could all use a little more kindness in our lives!

18 Replies to “A-Z Challenge: Xenophobic”

  1. I love learning about different cultures and eating new foods! I have friends from all types of cultures and races.It’s one of the many reasons I’d love to travel one day. I see them as another human being just like me that just happen to have a really cool culture or recipes! Excellent post!

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    1. That’s the best part about travelling! Aside from seeing the beauty in nature, getting to explore and learn about another culture first hand is amazing! Starting with whole in the wall restaurants, street music, and language 🙂 Thank you 🙂

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  2. Excellent post, Niki. It’s infuriating that such harsh and illogical feelings are so common these days.
    I’ve got the same word today, and I’ve got plenty of examples to use as inspiration, unfortunately!

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  3. I believe people dislike that which they don’t understand because it’s easier to turn a cold shoulder than to learn something new. People don’t like change, and no matter what, the more you befriend people of different countries, the more you will see the world differently. Thank you for spreading the vibe of acceptance. Peace and love is ours to experience if we’d just learn to respect one another instead of separating ourselves.

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    1. Beautifully said! I had a conversation with a friend on her post for this same topic yesterday and we discussed that it can start with going to a restaurant that serves a foreign cuisine and getting to know the owners if it’s a small family owned business. Talking to them, getting to know their story and their life and culture. I’m sure people will find there are many similarities in spite of the differences. You don’t have to travel far to open your mind to new things…Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment.

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