As someone that has been in academia for many years, I have learned a lot about culture and what makes the world tick. In my studies, I have been privy to the cultures of many different individuals and learned how the interact with the world around them. One thing that everyone needs to remember, no matter where they are from, is that each culture has its own unique set of values that must be held in the utmost regard.
As humans, we often fall victim to tribalism and nationalism, or in other words believing that our culture and/or country is better than others in every way. The more I study the cultures of the world, the more I learn that most people do have these ideas in place, but some countries tout in more than others. As an American, I understand that my country is a prime example of this, and I hope that through my work, we can all grow as human beings.