- Even though you feel completely at home and speak the language, you still sound like a foreigner.
- What you thought was impeccable, fashionable taste in shoes was completely wrong. Shoresh and Naot are… trendy? Believe it.
- Every conversation now ends with “yalla bye.”
- There is no such thing as “waiting your turn in line.” It just doesn’t exist here.
- Saying things like “I don’t do public transit” doesn’t fly anymore. Now you do.
- When someone smashes into you full force without even paying attention to what happened, it was your fault. Accept it and move on.
- You need to learn not to accept the first, second, third, or fourth price offered to you.
- Everything tastes better here.
- Your right-wing views are still met with gasps and raised eyebrows. Yes, even here.
- You’ll likely re-examine your life daily once you see people your age fighting for our homeland.
- It’s time you completely abandoned “sorry” and “excuse me,” possibly for a few choice curse words in Arabic. This will get your further.
- There are things more important than pleasantries. These are sincerity and openness.
- Someone will be willing to go completely out of his way to not only give you directions, but lead you there personally.
- People are more genuine and honest than you’ve ever experienced, and it’s SO refreshing.
- You see the way people care about their fellow Jew and it warms your heart.
- You’ll visit the Kotel and understand what really matters in your life.
- You’ll understand what real love is when you see yourself loving this place more than yourself.
- You won’t want to go home, you’re already here.
Israel: An Education
[su_intro]Things I’ve learned coming from the diaspora[/su_intro]