When we move to a new country, what we want the most, after the basic things are settled down, is assimilation.
We want to become a member of the pack. We dislike being singled out as an outsider or someone different and foreign. Somehow, in trying to assimilate to the new culture, many of us start to deny our own in the process.
Only time will make us understand eventually that without having appreciation for the culture, into which we were born, a true assimilation to the new one can never be achieved.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2015.