If you didn’t see any of that behavior in tens years … I must say you were either in an anomalous selection of people or your head was in the sand.
Like I said before, I stated your reasoning was incomplete. Meaning I agree with what proposed as the reason, but I also must add to it. I just don’t think this business behavior in Asia can be simply defined as the way you did, that’s all.
I don’t doubt your experience with asians and I don’t deny I lack complete understanding of asians, even after 10 years. Asians are complicated…if not more so than most other people. They smile, and you think they are happy, no that’s courtesy. They frown, you think they are upset, no they are just listening to you and showing you respect. They show complete lack of interest in individualism yet they value each human life more than anything and treat each other with an astonishing amount of reverence and respect.
I’ve seen it in their professional and personal behavior and I’ve seen it exist within the older generations of the family.
Uh ok, so the people you contacted with are a bunch of jerks, does that make everyone else jerks? You are generalizing based on your personal experience. Like Occam said, that’s just grossly generalizing 1.2 billion with the perhaps hundreds of asians you came in contact with.
So if I was born in bible belt hick town America where all the white trailer trash spit racial slurs at me for supporting gay rights, atheism, civil equality, and abortion, am I justify in assuming the rest of the white population in America is like this?
If I was born in Oakland and lived under constant fear of being killed by gangs and drug junkies, do I assume all black people are like this?
There’s an old story in China about a frog or toad living in a well. The frog see only what the well allows him to see and thus think the world is only so big, from his point of view. Until the frog leaps out from the well and experience the world as a whole, the frog will always be convinced the world is the same size as the opening of the well.
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