An individual improving himself by adopting the best qualities of a culture that is outside his own…what a wonderful concept!
As the USA is long recognized as the land of immigrants, what a golden opportunity it is to absorb the best of all cultures here in one place.
Unfortunately, as individuals arrive into this multi-cultural society, many of them often gravitate to only the cheap, shallow and meaningless pursuits.
Things they perhaps could not do in their own native soil due to their own communal standards and pressures, they now feel free to take full advantage of here in an environment that is devoid of their families and friends to whom they must answer.
It is actually quite easy to tell when one has fallen victim to this type of conduct. Just ask the question, 'Can I tell anyone back home what I am doing here?'
If one finds them self emulating behavior conducive to addictive substances, loose moral behavior, risky undertakings without any reservations, illegal, unethical and corrupt activities, then one has failed to grasp the true and just richness of the cultures here.
It is in the attributes of the simplest of things, such as decency, courtesy, punctuality, respect of others, honor of our deeds, value of our word, and pride in our stewardships that we find the best of qualities of humans in this land and everywhere else on this planet.
If we can imagine a Klingon warrior can adapt the best of these human qualities, is it too much to believe that we humans can do the same too?
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