In Japan, friends and family connect often through gentle touch. As an Australian, this is something I find beautiful to observe, but I am aware that it is on some basic level foreign to me.
When travelling, we first notice the obvious and superficial differences. We then we see the many similarities, the reality that all people are more alike than they are different.
Over time, the deeper differences show, allowing us to glimpse into the foundations that build a society. This is where we can learn and understand. This is what we need to learn and understand.