I always hear coworkers laughing cheerfully over something I’m sure isn’t that funny. Must be nice to work with & have camaraderie with people who understand your community/culture 🙄

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Ok OP, I think everyone here is being harsh. Sometimes, even when you're trying, it sucks to feel like an outsider. I feel you.

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Yes. My coworkers seem to have these amazing bonds & can laugh/relate to each other in meetings (which is awesome!) but some of the things i wanna bring up/laugh about are things they usually can’t relate to. I love seeing coworkers connect it just doesn’t feel the same on my end and it sucks sometimes

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What culture/community background do you come from that is hard for people to relate to? I’m asking out of curiosity. I’m from the US, but ave always been fascinated with different cultures and am well traveled and I’m often surprised by how little other Americans know about different peoples — even major cultural groups here in the US

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and this makes you seem super approachable. we're more than just our racial identity 🙄

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Have you ever travelled? Have you ever connected with someone outside of your own reality? It’s not hard to connect on some level to most people, obviously there are exceptions, but if it’s a whole group of people, maybe you should do some self-reflection. I know I’m difficult to get along with, so that’s on me, but I’m not going to put that on other people.

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Awesome points made here. I see if the first post sounded blunt/harsh. (Ltd character count) Im not saying i don’t get along with people i work with or haven’t related on some level. I have connections with coworkers that i value, & im well aware that we are more than our racial identity❤️. But sometimes in those moments of bonding with people, i still recognize the lack of connection that i, as an individual, would like to have. That’s all ☺️

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And yes, i have travelled. ☺️ i love people and making connections when i can. It’s just harder to do so depending on your environment. Great point!

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Whoa the room seems a little tense in this one. I get what you mean. Sometimes you just want to talk about Love & Hip-Hop lol

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Really?

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