Xenophobia, discrimination, anti-any-group-of-people-ism ...
for some reason kind of irritates me - especially coming from a fellow several generation Canadian! You know what slapped me out of my irritation?! I was looking in my journal where I was answering questions that I found on Chris Guillebeau's blog Art of Non-Conformity. The question was one of those, 'you have X amount of time to live, how do you spend that X of time?' Which I interpret as, "how do you choose to spend the rest of your life?"
You know, being irritated with people who are afraid to try new things and meet new people is not on my list.
I have been meeting a lot of new people lately, a lot of them just happen to be first generation North Americans and new refugees to Canada and I tell you, we all have a story that will grow your heart!