Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Journal Two by Patience

My name is Patience Alexandria Gamble. I moved around a lot growing up, and moved to Marion for college in August. I'm 19 and I plan to be a high school teacher after getting my bachelor's degree, but I plan to get my masters and eventually my doctorate and move on to a career as an English professor at a university. The fun fact shared about myself in class was that I'm named after the Guns n Roses song Patience.

The best way, in my opinion, to learn about culture is to actually be there. Talking to people of another culture and traveling and experiencing it all is the best way because reading doesn't do it justice.


  1. Im glad you have a plan to go as far as getting your PHD. That is a very big accomplishment. I grew up listening to GNR and know that song Patience quite well. And I do agree that if you truly want to know about a culture, living it would be the best way.

  2. We talked about culture in class. Culture is very important to everyone. We wouldn't have such diverse groups if we were all the same. I think that we should all try to learn better to understand the culture of others.

  3. I agree that experience is the best way to learn about other cultures. It would be impossible to learn everything about a culture simply by reading books. However, the problem is that people often like to be around people similar to themselves. Like David Brooks said, "what I have seen all around the country is people making strenuous efforts to group themselves with people who are basically like themselves."


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