The motives for the study of intercultural communication are personal growth, social responsibility, economic, and cross-cultural. I personally think that it is important to learn not only about our own culture more deeply but to also learn about other people’s culture around the world. Learning about other peoples lives and cultures can make us thankful for what we do have and maybe take for granted, I guess there could also be an aspect of what we don’t have either. Personal growth ties into what I just previously had said. As an individual, and as a people we can get a sense of other people’s culture and respect them and the ways that they live, even if it is very different. Also if these people live in poverty or anything like that it might make us take initiative to get involved and help people around the world and here in the states. Also we can become more educated in general by learning about other cultures. I think social responsibility if a big part in learning about other cultures because once we learn about those other cultures and see what people do live and live without that might make us not focus on things that we might focus on now, but don’t really need to spend so much time worrying about it. That could make us appreciate the things that we do have and maybe cut out the things that we don’t really need. The economic motive doesn’t apply to me yet, or maybe any of us, but having knowledge of other cultures in the world and how people live could definitely benefit a business who needs new clients in different parts of the world. By learning about someones culture a business can figure out what that culture values and doesn’t value and adapt their business to meeting those specific needs. Cross-cultural and globalization is important because of the fact that indeed that phenomenon of cultural diversity is increasing. America is already a melting pot like they say and I don’t see that decreasing at all in the near future. Since this is likely to continue, probably forever, it would be important to know about other cultures just for the fact that we have a deeper sense of how a certain group of people live.