“Where are you from?” is one of the most commonly asked introductory questions we have in our conversational lexicon. With the answer to that simple question we find out that a person was born in another country, or right down the street. We discover that we went to the same school or they moved here in the 5th grade. Or we’re able to discern that the person’s accent is actually South African, not Australian (I always get those mixed up). Understanding where people are from gives us great insight about who they are.