Afghan Elders

Video Transcript

(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

“Afghans are pretty much like the culture of talking with a higher, or an elder person is pretty much like in the military in the United States. When I am talking to a friend, I would sit any way I am comfortable. I would just openly talk, I wouldn’t be very cautious choosing my words. But if I’m talking to an elder person, I try to sit still, like straight. If I’m standing, I would not move and I would not have a lot of gestures. And I would also use some appropriate words.”

An Afghan national discusses appropriate interactions with Afghan elders.