Curiosity, tolerance and flexibility are three things I repeated over and over a couple of years ago as being a mantra to succesfully negotiating the murky waters of mutilingual communication. The idea is as true as ever today.
Curiosity is the motor which makes people want to know more therefore being open to change. Tolerance is accepting this change when it comes up and slaps the preconceived ideas you had right in the kisser and flexibilty is the notion which means you won’t have a nervous breakdown once you manage to live through the first two steps. It’s the elastic which binds the process together.
It sounds opaque but isn’t. Put these things into your own context whilst looking at this neat little interview and maybe you will come out the other end a touch more curious too.