Principles of Intercultural Harmony
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language we use to describe cultural situations
is not precise.
Facts are interpreted through
the experiences and biases of those hearing them.
Prejudices must be acknowledged
to move toward harmonious living. Behaving harmoniously
become second nature to those who practice.
can contribute to prejudice reduction, but knowledge
by itself does not always reduce prejudice.
A supportive, nurturing and positive environment
fosters an open-minded individual and helps overcome
differences in resources and personalities.
that does not judge character is key to harmonious
can appreciate what is different and what is the
same in people.
Individuals bring their cultural assumptions
to any dispute. In an intercultural dispute, divergent
cultural assumptions may cause one or both parties
to experience frustration.
Continuous dialogue is a key to harmonious
When addressing controversial
issues, elicit various points of view. Premature
Acknowledging wrongdoing is a vital and
essential step for peaceful living.
Restoration of others in our mental and
emotional domains may help to establish harmony,
even if we cannot do justice or offer material
can be a spiritual experience or simply a step
toward contentment. Respecting the spaces of people,
their heroes and accomplishments can move us toward
restoration and harmony.
When various groups and their interests
are well represented at the top, things tend to
work better up and down the line.
Education is our best hope. Schools need
to set an example of empathy, altruism, trust,
fairness, justice, compassion, and respect for