Post by Luke Skywalker on Oct 19, 2014 20:59:57 GMT -5
From time to time I think we all need to take a step back and evaluate how others view us.
Often times what we type on one end of the web can be easily misread and interpreted completely different when it comes out the other end. "Difficult to type emotions are." This is especially noticeable when we have cultural and language barriers to contend with.
We have a very diverse family on the IRA. We have members from all over the world. Members that are very different culturally than ourselves. Some of them have to translate prior to hitting the send button or may even be using interpreting software. Interpreting software is not always accurate either. I found this out the hard way a couple of years ago when I went to the Dominican Republic. I used a Spanish app to translate while I was down there. Did it work? Not so much. I forget exactly what I told a little girl but it wasn't pretty.
As we continue to grow we will have more opportunities to meet members from around the world. Lets all do our best to welcome them and give them a little patience and understanding when those cultural/language issues pop up.