Example of cultural approach
To transcend cultural myopia, it is important to know that there are cultural differences and that they can be learned and incorporated into your experience base. There are several basic facts that will accelerate your ability to learn about other cultures :
ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO CULTURAL FACTORS
(A) We spend most of our energy managing perceptual inputs.
(B) The beginning of wisdom is to accept that we will never fully understand ourselves or others- people are far too complex to be “understood” as carl jung pointed out , “There are no misunderstanding in nature………misunderstandings are found only in the realm of what we call understanding.
(C) If we want to be effective in a foreign culture, we most attempt to understand beliefs, motives and values. This requires an open attitude , one that transcends our own culture.
(D) When we experience or perceive bizarre behavior, there is something behind this behavior.