Discussion » Beijing Life » do you want to live as a "cultural outsider"?

  • Nina
    Nina wrote:
    Being a "cultural outsider" means that you don't know how to act and communicate to suit a particular situation in China. You may always find yourself in a difficult situation but not knowing why. You might feel so lonely, isolated and frustrated.

    But sometimes, being a "cultural outsider" does not always have to be a discomforting experience. You can turn it to your advantage especially when you don't want to involve too much with someone or something.

    what do you think?
  • Saint - Spartacus
    what do you think about transculture
    you can in or out as you want , then you can handly everything
    it is not a question about the culture
    but the man itself
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    I have got 16 (Chinese) words for this ...


    Due to my particular experience, I have learnt to be an "outsider" for many years, and I used the opportunity to become an "observer" (no, not like those bold guys in "Fringe") ... however, when one have been observing for a while, it is unavoidable to become involved at certain stage, and then it could get confusing ...

  • wrote:
    If you get confusing, you will understand Confucius, haha
  • John
    John wrote:
    What Ding Dang said. Very wise words!
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    Hahaha ... John, I have no more money to pay you ... Happy New Year all ...

    Let's all switch to the other channel to watch the drama unfold ...
  • John
    John wrote:
    Yep. Back to our regularly scheduled program....

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