If i had the chance i would love to be able to become close with somebody of a very different culture or background in my future years in college. I think just being around somebody with such different customs than myself would teach me so much. Meeting someone like this would open my eyes to new types of people and would help me to learn to take in new ways of doing things that i might have never thought of before. This year a girl from India recently moved into my Honors Anatomy class at my highschool. She sat alone at a table in the back because of course being new she didn't know anybody. Typical kids most likely aren't as open as they should be about wanting to meet new people. I went over to her table and sat with her during one of our class periods. I knew how it felt to be new at a school and i knew that it wasn't a very pleasant feeling. We started talking and just from simple conversation i learned so many things. We talked for about thirty minutes and it seemed only like 5. She had me so interested in what she was saying because they were things about India that of course i wasn't accustomed to. She also told me that she's not allowed to eat meat and never has before. This was a huge surprise to me because being the meat lover that i am i didn't understand how that was possible. She also told me about her family and her old school and some of the things that they did there that were unheard of here in Texas. Going over and talking to her i think was one of the best decisions i made that day because it made me feel good knowing that for one i was making her feel more comfortable and for two that one person could be so interesting. I think that everybody should have to at some point just sit down and take the time to talk to somebody that they normally wouldn't talk to. Somebody of a different background, or culture.