There are certain skills that I did not develop because the age when I immigrated and it is only at this stage of my life that I finally am able to realize what it means for me as a person and what kind of flaw it introduces in my character. For the first 20 years of my life, I have switched environments three times when viewed from the point of languages and culture which approximately equals to 7 years. Which is just enough to allow me to be fluent in a language, but not enough to develop higher functioning skills in said environments.
Things like sarcasm, detecting people’s insecurity and empathy in the person’s emotional state. It’s like finally getting a prescription for my near sightedness in the area of language and inter-human relationships. Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things once I either get rich or become famous, but it is important during the trip to allow me to determine how committed I should be to anything social. It makes for a better decision process and less waste of time from over commitments to something that others aren’t committed to.
What I think is the most important change that it present is that I can now understand the truth, the lie and the truth hidden behind the lie. Instead of getting confused about human behavior, I now have full understanding. This is what I’ve been missing.