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“The French people are so rude.”  I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that statement from Americans. However, I have never experienced it. This is my 10th trip to France and I am in Paris right now. What I have experienced is lovely people, exquisite foods, and a beautiful city. Are there rude people here? Probably. Are their rude people in your hometown? Of course.

We find what we are looking for. I intentionally choose to see the best in people. Most times I find exactly what I am expecting to find. I have met some of the kindest people in the world right here in Paris.

Stop stereotyping. People are people. Love them. Be kind to them. Cut them some slack. Don’t expect them to be exactly like the people from your town because they are not from your town. Learn to appreciate differences. Doing that allows you to live a larger, more inclusive life. Don’t be that person who moans and complains because you can’t order sweet tea in Paris or find a Parisian to speak English to you whenever you discover you are a little lost. This is a beautiful country with a lot of beautiful people. Opening ones eyes to see is the secret.

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