?Life is full of challenges and the longer we live the more we face new events. Some pass easily and others not. Therefore people are divided into groups: one works hard and exerts great efforts and the other one gives up rapidly. The world we live in is not perfect, and we will never ever find a world such as the perfect state which the philosopher Plato talked about. Every day there will be things that make us cry or feel sad about ourselves. People who will stand in front of the difficulties which they face, they will be able to improve themselves and let their dreams come true.
Such people have been known during history, like Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him, who tolerated a lot to spread the Islamic religion, and the Virgin Mary. In addition to that we can also mention fat people in the biggest loser. The efforts which they exert are above normal and super. In contrast, there are people who watch their steps carefully, they study their books and do what their bosses, parents, or teachers tell them to do. But if they, for example, could not solve a math problem they will close their books and stop studying.
Furthermore, if there is a problem between a husband and a wife, and this husband or wife is one of those people who give up easily, they may get divorced from the first difficulty. In brief, and in my point of view, all of us need to success to continue our lives, and if we do not stand up and face every one and every thing the consequences will be harsh. The topic of our second presentation is about the proverb ‘Every Cloud has a silver lining’. This proverb means in every bad situation there a positive aspect on it.
It is also an encouragement to a person who faced some difficulties in life and is unable to see any positive way out. In other words, there is always a positive aspect of something no matte how bad, difficult or painful the situation may seem. How can these proverb be related with the cross cultural differences is when people especially students how come from different background, culture or religion may face difficulties in interacting with others who may come from different background culture or religion. Students as such may face more difficulties if they fail to adapt or fit in to the new environment.
There are several ways in overcoming the cross cultural differences especially in terms of communication. First, students need to have knowledge, he or she must understand the potential problems that he or she may face and thus must make effort in overcoming the problems. For example students need to find out the differences and similarities between the two cultures. Students need to explore the differences between the two cultures and must take notes about the do’s and don’ts and by finding something common between the two cultures won’t make the students feel odd or weird in the new environment.
Secondly, students need to be patient and do not act aggressively. Students need to expect that cultural differences may cause communication problem, thus students must be willing to forgive and be patient when there is a problem. Student must not jump into conclusion a she may lead to even bigger problem. Thirdly, is by overcoming the emotional constraint. Students should not be over expressed or react aggressively towards the expression of others. This is due to the fact that different cultures regulate the display of emotion differently.