Hmm…Reverse culture shock and perspective.

What is reverse culture shock?http://ncat.abroadoffice.net/res/saoffice_static_pages/2054/Stages%20of%20Reverse%20Culture%20Shock.pdf

Perhaps a better idea for coping with feeling alienated or as if you were an outsider in coming home after reverse culture shock is that you might allow yourself to actively think like an outsider until that moment passes. Does that make sense?

“I don’t understand this. Where is this? How is this happening? Who can I talk to in order to solve this problem? What do I know? Does it mesh with what I do not know? How can I adjust xyzandthekitchensink to involve this new piece of information? Who can I ask for help?”

I think that this may be obvious, but to me, it seems like skipping a step.

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haleylol

I am a teacher-to-be who loves people. I am not afraid of many things. I like to explain my thoughts logically on a very birds-eye view level--I was born thinking that way. I follow Jesus Christ, and I accept only that label to describe my identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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