“I grew up differently”

“I grew up differently”

This caught my attention listening to a business program on BBC World Service

I have been reflecting on this for a while, it is true, we are all products of our upbringing and, in our social interactions, we often struggle to “fit in”, however, unless we are extremely cautious to avoid friction, and, bitter altercations, conversation is strained.

The question as a Canadian of Indian origin, I have is, do I have to “fit in” with every person of Indian origin, I meet? I have found that it is extremely stressful for me, so I now refrain from any serious conversations, unless I find I am on the same frequency, and wavelength, as the other person. For the record, I speak four Indian languages, and, am familiar with what’s going in India.

Ciao