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  • 1. This country is known for its diverse demographic but there is something missing that is not frequently addressed when it comes to our national borders. We lack a general knowledge of the world beyond ours. Many people don’t care to learn and that might be the cause. Through my view as someone who came from the outside in there is not too much emphasis in media or schooling on other countries and cultures bar Mexico and Canada. It is logical that the more we learn the more we understand, and that is necessary in order for us to accept and respect one another. Misunderstanding can cause conflict or negligence which the human race as a whole does not need.
    We as humans don’t only learn from our own mistakes and experiences, but also through the experience of others. Some people fear other cultures and countries because they are portrayed certain ways or there are stories about them, without knowing about its people and the country it’s hard to determine and fully grasp an understanding of what is and what isn’t. Due to this mindset many people of this nation fail to realize the world is NOT just America. The world is vast, different, exciting and scary learning about different parts gives life, stories, and teachings. Through understanding we can more easily and likely work on things collectively to make the world a better place than it is and make sure it continuously develops. Only time will tell when change will happen, but learning about the world that we are surrounded by is a catalyst for that change.
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