Chapter 3 & 4 Babakieuria

One of the things that I read in chapter 3 that I was surprised by was how motivation seeking  plays a big role in intercultural communication. I could see why because you need the motivation in order to communicate with people that you are not use to communicating with. When you want to get to know someone more that is from a different culture you need that motivation. The other day I saw a Chinese girl and she was very pretty she was speaking a different language but I still wanted to approach her — for someone reason I could not do it. I came back home a was reading chapter 3 and came across this motivation part and that was exactly that first came to mind.

In chapter 4 something that surprised me is taken- for-granted knowledge I never thought that would be something that someone would talk about in a book but it is so true. I believe people take a lot of knowledge for granted everyday and we would never understand it at all. When people come to school and we learn about these different theories and things we believe would not work when going into different situations or applying it to your life we take it for granted because some of us believe it would never work. It also talks about in the book that a social scene is a place where people do not have to think about the use of culture I believe that you have to watch the use of your culture the most when your on the social scene because you are around a lot of other people that are from other cultures.

Watching the Babakieuria video I was really surprised how white people were being used in the video it made it seem like they were animals and I could not really get a good understanding of the video. When the reporter was asking them questions and you could tell they were only telling her what she wanted to know and she believed it. People in the world view Caucasian people as they tell the truth all the time it was really weird that they were getting treated like that in the video.  

Chapter 1 & 2. Introduction

Hello my name is Brandon Randolph and I am from Inglewood, California. I am the youngest out of 5 children– I play on the Men’s basketball team at Utah Valley University before that I went to another university in Cincinnati called Xavier University. I will be the first in my family to ever graduate from college after this fall semester.

In chapter 1 one of the interesting things I read was stereotyping and I use to believe that it was something that someone was intentionally doing on purpose and after reading about it and thinking– sometime that is not the matter at all people from the same culture are not the same at all. In some cases people from the same culture has two differently backgrounds. Another is dealing with diversity and that is something that I deal with everyday living in Orem, Utah. That is something that I am happy that I have gone outside of my comfort zone and basketball is the main reason because it has took me all over the world. It is something that everyone has to get use to because everything is starting become worldwide now. One of the main points that I took away from chapter 1 was reading about technological imperative because that goes to show that the internet and social media has a big affect on the human race.

In chapter 2 when reading it– it taught me that a lot of miscommunication comes from people not knowing the cultural differences. People have different cultural mores and people that we come across don’t know that and without them knowing they do things to offend people– it is not because they mean they just don’t know. You may go to someone house in the United States and when you walk in their house it is like a different world not knowing little things could be really big to that person in their house-hold. Also when talking about masculinity and femininity in all countries it is not like the United States not everyone have the same rights or is looked at equal to each other. In some countries men are looked at as to get the food and women are only to cook and stay home and take care of the house– that is normal in some countries.