To communicate the contributions of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, I invented a character named Akira to illustrate the experiences of an average Japanese person growing up in Canada.
Canada is celebrated as the most diverse country in the world. Here we do not discriminate against race, colour, culture, language, religion affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, education, and occupation. Everyone is well received and treated equally.
Individualism, the social theory that prioritizes an individual over a group is the exact opposite of collectivism, the social theory that prioritizes a group over an individual. It is a term that many have never heard of; a term that I had never heard of before reading the essay titled “Counterfeit Individualism” by Nathaniel Branden. There are two main concepts of individualism, ethical-political and ethical-psychological, that will be discussed in this paper below, along with the misconceptions behind the term.
Canada is a nation built on immigration, and as the world becomes an ever increasingly hostile place more and more have chosen to try and make Canada their home. This melting pot of different cultures has created an overall atmosphere of acceptance, and is teaching younger generations a sense of community, empathy, and togetherness. Sharing our space and learning to grow with different ethnicities has perpetuated our status as a friendly, caring, and loyal nation, that many are willing to risk everything for in exchange for becoming a part of it.
The United States of America and Canada are two of the largest countries on this earth. They are compared to each other very often, and they have many differences, along with great similarities as well. They are both taken into consideration as unworldly, youthful countries, and historically, they have also originated around the same time. These two countries are very different when it comes to a social, cultural, and political viewpoint.
Individualism is the act of depending on oneself and acting individual of another individual. Collectivism is the act of depending on society and acting a part of a group. In society today people often practice collectivism more than practicing individualism. People are so obsessed with being accepted into a group they often lose their individuality. It is up to the individual to be collective to individual; however, Henry David Thoreau felt that one should practice individualism. Henry David Thoreau’s thoughts on individualism are still relevant today.
All around the world, different religions, and societies have different ways of living, with different day by day struggles, the way we all handle our problems is what makes us grow better than ever. Canada is known to be a wonderful place to live, with great scenery like the mountains, as well as amazing place to meet knew people because everyone is so friendly here. There are other places in the world that have just as great qualities. Belarus has a low crime rate, as the people say that in Belarus, the citizens feel safe to walk the streets alone, in the sunlights, as in the dark. Some major qualities that factor in either choosing a safe place to live in, that will be great on money, as convenient with shopping or work, or not affected by climate change, poverty, and medical situations. It can be extremely challenging, all those different factors make up for a great place to live. It’s sad to say that more countries are luckier to live in than others, Canada and Belarus have a wide gap in differences.
Canadians have a very peaceful reputation internationally, yet not many countries know much about the Canada. Save for the most prominent stereotypes of Canada, such as maple syrup, beavers or the cold, Canada’s reputation shows its citizens to be very polite, accepting and down-to-earth people. Canada as a country is seen as a place of opportunity, whether it be for jobs, education or a new start. It is seen as very progressive in its human rights laws and reputable in general. One of Canada’s biggest identifiers internationally is its multiculturalism. Approximately 250,000 people immigrate to Canada each year from all around the globe, making it a mosaic of different cultures, religions and races. Some people and countries
Being Canadian is more than simply living in Canada, drinking Tim Horton’s and playing hockey. In fact, the definition of being Canadian is a difficult concept to pinpoint considering it poses different meaning from one person to another. Although Canada is a relatively young nation, it has, like many other countries, a rich background that shaped and reflects its image today. But despite differing opinions of what it means Canadian, in the end we have the freedom to speak freely, live our lives to the fullest and remain in a democratic nation. Due to our nationalistic beliefs, Canadians often portray a large sense of pride, a common attitude, and last but not least, a passion for multiculturalism.
While some may believe that Canada’s quality of life is at a rise, those people are far from the truth. People are under the impression that, “Canada’s quality of life is the best it’s ever been.” Well it is not. Canada’s quality of life is in fact declining. Some of these factors include education, health, and the environment for reasons like plain laziness and ignorance. As Lester Fuller and Edwin Rolfe once said, “Never tell a book by it’s cover.” That is exactly what people assume about Canada from all these textbooks that show Canada and its quality of life in a good light. And we will explain why that is wrong.
Canada and Sweden are both wealthy countries without any major issues such as natural disasters or dictatorship. These circumstances have made it a lot easier for the countries to develop good school systems. Because these countries are so similar and because they have developed in the same pace, the school systems are very similar. I have chosen to focus on the differences and similarities between these two countries when it comes to the first six years of education including preschool.
For the last century, individualism vs. collectivism has been a political conflict in America. What is collectivism and individualism you might ask, well collectivism is briefly defined as a group of people working together to give priority over individuals. On the other hand, individualism can be defined as a theory of favoring freedom over collective individuals and working to benefit his/her own self. Although the two seem very different, they also share many similar characteristics.
“Individualism is the idea that the individual’s life belongs to him and that he has an inalienable right to live as he sees fit, to act on his own judgement, to keep and use the product of his effort, and to pursue the causes of his choosing.” My take on individualism, is basically that we can control ourselves, we can do what we want with restrictions to keep those that stand by us safe. Individualism is a way of a society. Now, on the other hand there is collectivism, “the idea that the individual’s life belongs not to him but to the group or society of which he is merely a part of has no rights, and that he must sacrifice his values and goals for the group’s greater good.” My take on this is “idea” is that you are completely controlled when put under this way of society. Having read the book Anthem by Ayn Rand collectivism is for sure something that I would not want to be a part of.
Collectivism-> is basically when you think that values and the goals of the group and the common good over the goals of any one individual are the most beneficial. It stresses human interdependence and the importance of a collective, rather than the importance of separate individuals