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Cultural shock is a mortal belief
No Longer Strangers
Are you a stranger and foreigner in another country with different climate, culture, social norms, and values? Or have you just moved into a new community, or just enrolled in a big college or university? What is your feeling about the new environment? Wherever we are, it is important to know that we hold our physical environment in our thought; and the concepts we hold of it in large part determine our experience in it. How important it is, therefore, to accept as real and true of our new country or community only those thoughts that make for a peaceful and harmonious integration.
Many of us at one time or another, for various reasons, find ourselves far away from our familiar homes and in foreign countries. Quite often when we set out on our journey, we are buoyant with expectations of great and enriching experiences, widening our horizons, making new friends, seeing historic places, or finding a new home.
But what about when things do not quite turn out as we expected —when we find we have to comply with stringent immigration laws or adjust to unhappy social or political conditions and circumstances; or when we have to settle in extreme climates? What do we do? Do we become disillusioned and regretful? Or sometimes even bitter and resentful?
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
BRYAN G. POPE
My First Patient-Me
Our Interests— Do They Divide or Unite?
CAROL CHAPIN LINDSEY
Patricia R. Allen
Making Obstacles Serve Our Growth
ELIZABETH E. SWEDER
J. Denis Glover
A Bridge of Love
WILLIAM A. BAXTER
No Longer Strangers
DESMOND E. MAC-KWASHIE
A Racist Christian?
HOWARD H. IRWIN
A Good Friendship
Elizabeth Baylog Read
Closing the Gaps in Our Lives
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Help for Innocent Victims
Immediate relief! That is what I experienced after twelve years...
Margaret V. Hukill
At the time I first learned of Christian Science, I was working...
William E. Moody with contributions from Jayne Ann Moody
How grateful I am for the hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal
Ruth Barlow Simons
At one time my husband and I found ourselves without family...
Elisa Porley de Pesce with contributions from Daniel Pesce