A question for everyone..dont be offended,please - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
April 7th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Geez... I've seen some holes in this world.... and the name has popped up here.

Anyways, yes Americans are the hardest to describe because the variety is just stunning. I have never been to a country full of such diverse groups such as the US.... to the point where it's almost impossible to say "Americans are like _____ ." I could do that with my own country, I could do that with many countries, but not with the US.
I could say the same thing about some penninsula's but wouldnt be that rude.

The simple fact is that while people all over the world have very similar aspirations their attitudes and views vary from country to country depending on their local conditions.
April 7th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
I think what 13th_redneck is saying is that assimilation is the key word. In most older countries, you could hypothetically pick a person up and choose anywhere in that country to place him and he would fit in with very little problem. There would be a few local customs or dialects which would be different but, in a short time, he would assimilate.

In America, the unusual is the standard. A Zimbabwean, Australian, VietNamese, or Zulu ad infinitum will be working and living in the same city. The Muslim call to prayer can be heard in small communities and passover will be observed as well as early Mass. When I was a boy, all I saw was Anglos. Now, I see a relatively small amount in most workplaces and city parks. Welcome to America.
April 7th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
I think you will find cultural, religious and racial diversity is the same in most modern cities these days its certainly not peculular to the US.

I dont see your average American as being all that different to your average European in their basic desires the only difference is in the way they look at things ie the weight they give their various priorities.
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April 7th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
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Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
HI,

Emmm India is a h**l Lot better than Europe ............Period
Hehe you have not been to Spain then.


If I could choose anywhere on earth to retire to it would be Spain.
I agree with you, Spain is a great place, where have you been?
April 7th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I think you will find cultural, religious and racial diversity is the same in most modern cities these days its certainly not peculular to the US.

I dont see your average American as being all that different to your average European in their basic desires the only difference is in the way they look at things ie the weight they give their various priorities.
I'm afraid you missed the point entirely. Most developed countries have recently become more open to immigration but we were formed by immigrants. How can you possibly use the word average and American in the same sentence? When a measure reaches both ends of the scale, there is no average.
April 8th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by staurofilakes
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Originally Posted by MontyB
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Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
HI,

Emmm India is a h**l Lot better than Europe ............Period
Hehe you have not been to Spain then.


If I could choose anywhere on earth to retire to it would be Spain.
I agree with you, Spain is a great place, where have you been?
I have covered a large proportion of southern Spain (basically south of a line from Lisbon (Portugal) - Madrid - Toulouse (France)) while I liked Barcelona I actually enjoyed the Seville-Cadiz area the most.
April 11th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
There are a lot of countries which were not formed by immigrants that are perhaps more multicultural than the US. In India for instance, there are not only differing local dialects but many different languages in different regions. I've never been to India, but that's what I heard. If you consider the European Union as a single country (which it might become in the future) the same applies there.
April 12th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
My opinion from experienced is that Americans are way more lively generally. They are wealthyer, or anywyas do spend way more money than we do. Maybe they save less, but they do spend more.
They usually travel much longer distances without worrying too much.
They usually have had more jobs or have practiced more sports than we have.
They are optimist.
My view.