This semester the ear doctor is teaching a class all about the definition and importance of culture. Specifically he's teaching about the importance of cultural sensitivity and the role of a service provider.
In other words, how best communicate information to people who may have a different cultural background than your own.
One of his lectures is on ethnocentrism...or thinking that your own ethnicity/culture/country is the bomb. Sometimes it means that you think so much of yourself that you can't even see reality.
Which is why we both just DIED the other night when we were watching America's Got Talent and the "Hoff" (wise, sage of our generation) made this statement:
I guess I've been wrong all these years thinking that the Olympics were a world event where country and cultural differences are put aside to celebrate the great athletic accomplishments of an individual.
It's pure American.