The highlight of our discussion revolved around how the past still affects the present. The best example of this that we have covered in class was the boarding schools. People are still around who went through that and some people still feel alienated either from western culture or their own because of their experiences. There are also still people who feel guilty, uncomfortable or defensive over what happened. We alot talked about how intercultural interactions would be so much simpler without all the history and past mistakes complicating the issues.