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Is it good or bad to be bicultural or multicultural

 
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Takashi



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:16 pm    Post subject: Is it good or bad to be bicultural or multicultural Reply with quote

It is commonly believed that bicultural or multicultural is better than monocultural. In my opinion, bicultural people have some difficulty in the creation of their identity. For example, second generation Korean who live in Japan usually forced to be Japanese or Korean. There is no third choice such as third culture or something combination. What do you think about this problem?
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Corey



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is extremely good. Especially if you are in international business. It many be true that in closed societies like Japan children of Japanese and Korea parents may have a hard time growing up. I think this would be more because of the people around them making life hard, and not something from within the person. Later in life when childhood names are not important this person would definitely have an advantage. When I have a family I will raise my children to be bi-cultural.

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Corey
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obelix



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2003 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you should raise your children to be, is tolerant and open-minded. They will love you for it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if one raises one's family in a bi-cultural environment they will be tolerant and open-minded by default.

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