Crossing the great eye contact divide

2008-01-30 00:00

In some cultures looking someone in the eye is seen as being indicative of trustworthiness or respect, or lack thereof. Now, ignorance is bliss so if this is not part of your life you’re about to be educated about the drama such a seemingly trivial habit can brew.

I learnt that you are to listen to your teachers in order to succeed and, indeed, to be socialised to the environment in which you spend most of your time awake as a child, and you also must conform to the society around you after school, the people who do not attend the same schools but share the same culture as you.

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