On our flight to Zurich, I had some time to kill. Fortunately, most airlines these days come equipped with monitors attached to the back of each seat. And Swiss Air offered us a variety of time-killing options.
I was happy to see that one of the free games available was Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? I always do pretty good at the questions when I'm watching the TV show at home, but once I started playing the game on the plane, I realized just how little I really know.
Swiss Air's version of Millionaire was from the UK, and since I don't know much about soccer or cricket or UK geography or UK pop culture, I had trouble getting past even the first or second question.
In other words, anyone from the UK that happened to be watching me play would undoubtedly have thought that I was one great big dummy.
Knowledge, it seems, has a cultural context. How often we overlook that.
How has your culture informed what you know?
"The only source of knowledge is experience." -- Albert Einstein