Do you sometimes wish you grew up in another culture/society?

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I kind of wish I was born Chinese or Italian or something so I could enjoy their lovely food everyday. I also get sick of this cold dreary weather.
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I think knowing English is a massive blessing many of us take for granted. It's such a useful language.. So no not really
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Saudi would be a piece of piss for me.
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I know you didn't say race but this question reminded me of this lady.

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I'm happy as I am
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I wish I could have grown up on a US ranch.

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Having grown up in a multi-cultural environment, British culture has been my favourite.
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Growing up in arguably the most conservative culture ever, I always wished that I was from a more liberal culture. Like something European.

Saudi Arabian father, Pakistani mother = the most constricting thing ever.
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Not really, am very happy being British and even though being of Sinhalese origin can be a pain at times, my parents are not bad in the grand scheme of Asian parenting :bhangra:
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(Original post by akj.latif)
Growing up in arguably the most conservative culture ever, I always wished that I was from a more liberal culture. Like something European.

Saudi Arabian father, Pakistani mother = the most constricting thing ever.
I wouldn't want to have been born to Muslim parents from any country to be fair. At least not observant ones.

Being a Jew might have been cool, although many Jews I know have a lot of angst about it. I really like Jewish culture, the respect for the intellect and self improvement and how it is not somehow shameful to make money!
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I wouldn't want to have been born to Muslim parents from any country to be fair. At least not observant ones.

Being a Jew might have been cool, although many Jews I know have a lot of angst about it. I really like Jewish culture, the respect for the intellect and self improvement and how it is not somehow shameful to make money!
Most of my friends are Jews, and nothing bothers my parents more that I appreciate that culture more.

Not to say that there aren't good points to my culture, meaning things like the hospitality and the food etc. but the overbearing nature is a bit much.

I'm nearly 21 years old, and most of my friends who are also Middle Eastern, but from Israel not Saudi Arabia, cannot believe the restrictions imposed on me.
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Kazak culture. Bride kidnapping sounds positively fun!
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Sometimes I wish I was born in a hot country. But to be honest, I was born in a western country so I just feel as if I can't complain. There are MANY people in the world who would trade to have my place.
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Kazak culture. Bride kidnapping sounds positively fun!
And throwing Jews down the well.

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Sometimes I wish I was born in a hot country. But to be honest, I was born in a western country so I just feel as if I can't complain. There are MANY people in the world who would trade to have my place.
Dayuum, you sassy!
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I wish I grew up in a different society. Not like all other societies out there however, one with a different structure, socialisation method and socialisation in general and it being community based rather than being based on the individual.
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(Original post by akj.latif)
Most of my friends are Jews, and nothing bothers my parents more that I appreciate that culture more.

Not to say that there aren't good points to my culture, meaning things like the hospitality and the food etc. but the overbearing nature is a bit much.

I'm nearly 21 years old, and most of my friends who are also Middle Eastern, but from Israel not Saudi Arabia, cannot believe the restrictions imposed on me.
I kinda know how you feel. Two religious African parents. It's not as bad though as i am a guy.
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Lol I wish I was anything but Asian
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(Original post by tailred)
I kinda know how you feel. Two religious African parents. It's not as bad though as i am a guy.
It's not nearly as bad for my brother. If I ever attempted 1/10 of the stuff he pulls off, I'd be put on a cargo ship back to Saudi Arabia lol. It's definitely worse for a girl.
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Being white might have been cool.
But overall, I'm quite happy as I am.
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