In a world that seems to get smaller all the time, people of many cultures interact more than ever before. This is a beautiful thing, and the power that shared experiences between people have shouldn't be forgotten.
Shared experience unites people. That's why we tend to become close with our classmates in school despite perhaps being quite different from them; we were all are in that situation together.
Forging new relationships through shared experience is about bringing your own perspective to the table - in whatever situation you're all in - and allowing for your unique cultural foundation to persist while accepting new, potentially powerful bonds that can form here and now.