One characteristic that desperately needs to be rewired in Omanis - the absence of which is detrimental personally, socially and internationally - is lack of social responsibility. Such responsibility includes personal, moral, and environmental components.
When you work in the field of intercultural communication, you recognise, sooner or later, that Oman is different from all other Arab and Western countries.
This week’s essay is a summary of a brainstorming activity from my Language and Culture class which I teach to Omani students at Sultan Qaboos University.
This is a list of some of the key lessons I have learned over the years from spiritual and self-development books; attending higher-self programs; my own research on intercultural communication; and through hard, personal experiences.
The questions of who Arabs are and what constitutes an Arab identity are, at best, bewildering and, at worst, obsolete.