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I think I wouldn’t have done anything different because I don’t think I would have known how to prepare myself. It’s like when you have never left a state before but you are leaving to go out of state. The first time I left the state ever I didn’t know what to do or think but it was a shock to see mountains and different weather. I think the only way to prepare yourself for a culture shock is to do a little research to prepare yourself to eat like they do, and see how they do things in life. The culture shock that I had recently was that I went to an Amish community for some fresh strawberries and raw milk. I was so surprised to see how they actually lived with no power, and using a horse and buggy to get around. They lived solely on the land and I have heard about how they lived like that but I have never seen people actually live on the land, and with no power. It is important to understand different cultures because you may insult someone with a different belief then you. I know that the Amish were insulted the way I was dressed when I got out of the car and they were talking about how I looked. I know they wanted to ask me to get back into my car, and they pulled their children away because I believe the children were interested in me by the way I looked and talked. The kids looked at me like I was an alien because they never seen someone dressed like I was. I hope the next time before I venture out into a different culture area I will do my research and send my husband out there instead of myself so they are not hurt by the way I look.

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