I’ve been thinking about my previous post on Finding your culture and I have some additional thoughts and questions to pose.
In my last post I discussed how we are searching for a culture where we belong or fit in. I’ve been thinking that perhaps this is the reason why we enter into intercultural relationships to begin with, even if we do so unconsciously. Perhaps it is through the exploration of getting to know someone new, getting to know their culture and their perspectives that we thrive on or internally long for.
It’s kind of like the expression “you’re an old soul” or “you’re born into the wrong generation.” Whether we are aware of it or not, our hearts have deep, subconscious desires that we must work to fulfill in order for us to be truly happy. I honestly believe that this is what we are fulfilling through any relationship in our lives. But if we have an internal desire to find a new culture where we ‘fit in’ better, then perhaps this is why we tend to gravitate towards intercultural relationships. The same principle could also be applied to inter-religious relationships as well.
Maybe I’m crazy and this whole post just sounds like a bunch a jibberish, I’m not really sure. Has anyone else ever pondered this? Do you think this might have something to do with intercultural relationships or am I just crazy?