Like the picture it takes PATIENCE to deal with others from different backgrounds; but today it is a must! SYNERGY cannot develop where prejudice rules. In a world market we must be able to 'WALK the WALK & TALK the TALK' where ever we go. Can we bend and not break? To survive we must move from always looking-back as a TRADITIONALIST and start focusing on TODAY as a EXISTENTIALIST. Watch people who say, "We've NEVER done it that way"; most times that is the death rattle of old-age.
Istanbul is animal friendly. One of the great cities of the world, the gateway between east and west, has cats and dogs wandering the street. They are not strays, these animals are well taken care of by city folk, many of the animals have collars and the city has a rigorous policy of spaying and neutering the animals.