You may get several higher educations, read thousands of books and attend hundreds of workshops, but if you never leave your city or country, you will never understand the real world. There are too many things that are not described in the books, and there are even more things that are described from the author’s point of you.
When I moved to Mexico a couple years ago, the Mexicans were in no way forced to integrate with me. They were free to deal with me or decline to deal with me. I am not aware of any who found my presence so objectionable that they wanted nothing to do with me, but well aware of many who have received me graciously and shown me all sorts of kindness.