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When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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while in another country, follow the culture

When I first came to America from Japan, I would bow when I was introduced to people.  But soon after, I realized that Americans greet each other by shaking hands. I quickly learned, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred