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As I get ready for my London trip, I am excited about going to another country! While being stuck with A Square is not what I planned, This is an encounter that will really challenge how prepared I am. I am going to list three ways the book "Flatland" has prepared me to become more culturally competent; Maybe A. Squared will learn from my three points.
The first point is having an open mind. When going to another country, it is imperative to have an open mind about new things. London has a whole different system and I must be receptive to this system. I understand that I may not agree with every custom in London; but it's important to always remain receptive. A. Square in "Flatland", did not have an open mind when his grandson talked to him about a third dimension. He was not prepared to have an open mind thinking outside the box. A. Square also views women as not having intelligence and being controlled by their husbands. Having an open mind in London will prepare him as he sees the evolution, and autonomy that women have today. Every countries economic structure is different. It's hard to say that one country's economic system is better than the other. Because of A. Square's ethnocentric beliefs, it would be hard for him to grasp another societ'y beliefs and structure.
The second point is due diligence. Before our trip to London, I should do research on etiquette, and culture. It's important to be cautious of the certain areas in London that may be considered dangerous. Knowing the major laws is important to prevent any legal issues. The consequence of not doing due diligence is legal fines, and possibly being arrested. I want to make sure I adapt smoothly to the culture. I also don't want to be laughed at for not doing something that is considered the norm in London. Due diligence will prevent a lot of issues from occurring.
The third and most important point is self awareness. Without self awareness, A....