It can be very hard to think outside of your own culture. I recently read in a book about God and religion what I thought was a good example of this cultural bias. The author presented the question of why in American thought we consider it negative to believe in a god which might punish people for wrong doing because of our cultural bias, but that in many parts of the world it would seem equally negative to believe in a god which does not punish people for wrong doing. My recounting is not doing it justice I'm sure, but the idea is the same.
Here is my poem called "Take My Advice"
Writing are words that stay,
Speaking is what we say,
Reading is speaking the writing,
And thinking is remembering the reading.
Those words that we so softly speak,
Can be used for hurting or healing.
Hurting like bullets into the being,
Or healing like honey for the heart.
How you use the words you speak,
Is how you teach yourself to think.
If you would have your words to heal,
Then remember that those who hear you speak,
Do not remember what you think.