He had asked me all these questions. I had felt I had been in an interrogation. About my family, my siblings, the countries I had lived in, the food they served in these countries … I finally said to him, “You ask a lot of questions. ” He replied, “Well, sorry, that’s the only way you get to know someone. I don’t mean to pry.” I though that was an interesting reply. I never felt you really get to know someone by asking many questions about their family and circumstances. Instead I find it often misleading. I find you get to know someone best by seeing them react to daily situations, how they deal with joy, stress, how they drive, eat, drink on a daily basis, how they communicate or not when hurt or happy, how they change when they grief, and how they treat animals and children when nobody is looking …

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