Different people and different cultures have different reactions to differences. Some acknowledge, others deride, a few try to understand. Differences more often than not, form a popular premise of low humour – remember men, women, religion, blonde stereotypes? – and in this manner some find differences funny, though the mockery in their mimicry is hard to miss.
Differences of any kind can always be understood by relatives. A person, like you and me, usually has certain norms for different areas of their lives and whenever, you or me, come across something new, something different, we see how it contrasts to our existing set-up and then we inadvertently compare, and we place the differences along a relative scale.
But contrasting and comparing is one way of understanding differences. Are there more? How do you understand the different things that you come across – norms, cultures, values?