Is culture shock definitely real?

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honeyandlemon
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You know how depression is real and isn't the same as just feeling sad. Is culture shock real too and not just a term/expression?
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When I went to Australia, the locals dragged me into a building and shocked my toes.
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well?
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Yes it is... imagine moving to a completely foreign country where you don't speak the same language, everyone dresses completely different to you, the customs are completely different, the food is completely different, you're used to a country where you can be outspoken but there you can't say what you think, the country is much poorer than in the western world so there is rubbish everywhere, beggars on every corner etc, it is extremely busy so you almost get run over everywhere you go etc. This is just an example, but I think most English people would have a major culture shock.
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Yes, definitely. In different cultures, things are different to what you're used to so for a lot of people it's quite a shock to the system :dontknow:
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(Original post by i am genius)
When I went to Australia, the locals dragged me into a building and shocked my toes.
oh those aborigines.
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Well...depression isn't real. It's a voluntary, fully controllable feeling of sadness which can be turned on or off at will.

Culture shock isn't real either. It's not the culture which causes shock, it's the depravity and lewdness of humanity, something which isn't restricted to any particular culture.
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OK. So I've just looked back on my year abroad and realised I had serious culture shock. And that was why I was acting so weird.
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Well...depression isn't real. It's a voluntary, fully controllable feeling of sadness which can be turned on or off at will.
in for the ****storm
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(Original post by Stinkum)
Well...depression isn't real. It's a voluntary, fully controllable feeling of sadness which can be turned on or off at will.

Culture shock isn't real either. It's not the culture which causes shock, it's the depravity and lewdness of humanity, something which isn't restricted to any particular culture.
That's absolute bs. Depression is an illness; you think depressed people choose to feel like that? That's like saying any mental illness is by choice, and can be turned off...

And culture shock is being shocked by the different cultures in different countries.
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