A woman from Ucraine asked why I have so many pictures on my walls, in her home they just have the Madonna; I was asked by am American friend why they don't paint the old buildings in Italy; some Europeans show up to a dinner with wine, cake, as well as perhaps a gift and flowers, while other nationalities show up empty-handed; a Russian guest once drank all the cola in the hotel's refrigerator, thinking he didn't have to pay for it; in China 200 people waited for me (I was the last one) to show up at a dinner before starting to eat; a friend in New Zealand has sent presents when someone has been sick in our home, and other people don't have the time to call their own family, and never do.
We are so different! Of course we have problems in comunicating! Of course it's hard for others to understand what you mean, want, need. It is so easy to be misunderstood!!!
I just posted my new group, and without knowing it, without meaning to, have been misunderstood. And this makes it even more obvious how we are so different. And sometimes, while we are trying to do for others, at the same time we are, without realizing it, offending them.
One can feel ok about their errors by thinking, "We are not the same, how can they see it my way?" But I have always liked to think that we are all the same.