Mukhtar Gaaddasaar, Video Producer and Host, “Egal Shidad, Stories of Somali Health”
The U.S. is different from other Western countries. A first generation immigrant can be "an American." There are still many challenges, and it’s not easy, but you can become a part of America.
Tell us about an interesting or wise practice from another culture that you wish Americans would adopt.
I have a friend from Owatonna who became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. At first it was hard, but now she doesn’t want to leave. U.S. culture encourages tolerance of religion and other cultures, but as my friend points out, other cultures are more relaxed. They are not always on the clock. Life is more enjoyed.
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