What kinds of prejudices do you have about other countries? Do you get your prejudices from social media or the news? Do you know much about a persons life in another country ?
We talked about this in school. This is the reason why I like to travel because I can see the country from my point of view. I do also like to hear stories from other people. I guess there are so much negative things that I only know about some countries but that there are surely people there who live a good life there. Why ? Because science shows that we remember negative things more than a positive. I watch the news everyday and I hear only negative things, like poorness in Jemen, Inhumanity in Saudi Arabia or violence in Malmö.
I have visited Malmö many times, I have seen with my own eyes that they don’t stand and shoot each other everyday. I friends from Malmö, they have also told me how it is. If I haven’t been in Malmö or have had friends from Malmö, I would be afraid to go there. Because the only thing I have heard from Malmö are bad things (except Zlatan). That’s how I feel about some countries in Africa and that’s wrong. I think many of us should search for the truth ourselves. We have internet so why don’t follow someone from Gambia on youtube or instagram?
It’s the same with famous people. We blindly believe in the negative things we hear on social media. The same with other things. Be a little bit critical and stop being afraid of differences!