My name is Randi Goney and I have lived in Marion for most of my life. I am currently a senior at Harding High School and plan to attend Ohio State Main Campus in the Fall of 2016. I would like to go into the fields of Animal Sciences and possibly Veterinary Medicine to further my education with animals. My fun/interesting fact was that I was named after my Grandfather Randy on my mother's side of the family.
The first reading by Lorraine Ali was very interesting to me. If more people would just understood and accept different cultures and different people from different places, the world would be a much safer and loving environment. So then why is accepting different so hard??
I believe the best way to learn about culture is definitely through both experience and study/research. Growing up we have been taught multiple different cultures outside the United States, and even within, but there is no way to fully understand every aspect without first hand experience.
Religion, cooking, or norms of society are all examples of what we could have a better grasp on if we actually experienced outside of textbook and internet readings. This is not to say that study/research is not important. It would be a great idea to understand the basics of a culture before diving right into experiencing it. Doing some research first, then going through some type of experience would result in the best way to understand our culture and the multitude of them around the world.