My sweet blogger friend, Kathy Combs, of The Giggling Trucker’s Wife chose this prompt for BlogFEST 2012 today: Your Favourite Halloween Memory.
How do I respond to this when Halloween is something totally alien to India?  It’s only in recent years, that Halloween has taken off in some metro cities, but to most of us it is still something weird that the Americans do! 😉

So, I don’t have a favourite Halloween memory, but this did give me a chance to reflect on something else.

Little Red

It’s amazing how somethings might seem perfectly normal to people of one culture,  might be absolutely weird to people of another culture. As an Indian I might find it really strange that children and grownups in America and parts of Europe  go around in spooky costumes for Halloween.  But I find it perfectly normal for children and adults to go around throwing colour on each other for Holi!

Hol! Ha!

Weird or just different? Derek Sivers shares a similar idea in a short TED Talk in Mysore, India.

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we realized that being different is not weird? Being different just makes life so much more interesting!


 

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