The Cultural Divide: Time to Relax

Life is short…relax…take your time.

Go, go, go…time is money.

Which of the two statements is the one you hear more often where you live?  Which is the one you, your family, your firends, and your colleagues lives by?

Time.  What we think about time and how we use our time is a product….or perhaps one might say, a symptom…of our culture.

In North America, time is money.  Simple, yes.  Appropriate – not so sure.

In Ghana, time is just time.  Time does not matter, relationships matter.  The concept of late does not really exist…either you have arrived or you are on your way.  Simple, yes.  Appropriate – perhaps moreso.

Looking forward to visiting Ghana…19 days.

Maureen

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