The Different Differences Between Eastern And Western Culture

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The perspective of culture, however, might be quite relative. Since culture can be learned, obtained, adapted, and even transmitted from one society to another. Throughout the development of human race, culture may also rely on many variables, including knowledge, religion, customs, and habits. Therefore, Eastern and Western cultures mentioned below are relatively "right" in most circumstances, not all of them. It is widely believed that parent's own heritage can have a powerful impact on parenting style. Many people argue that the concept of individualism and collectivism is the primary difference between Eastern and Western culture (Nisbett, R. E., 2003). A list of 18 pairs of Eastern and Western cultural differences adapted by Rev. Tran…show more content…
For example, kids above 12 years old would love to cuddle and have more attention from their parents. Conversely, teenagers may require more personal space where they can freely express their own traits, and perhaps, keep some of their own secrets. At this stage in life, Eastern parents may frequently emphasize on family unit since young adolescents gradually reveal the need of expressing their own image, making decisions by themselves rather than depending on family. Furthermore, at both stages given above, kids are expected to obey any sayings from the authority.

There may be endless discussions about so many differences between the two cultures. Thus, this report will merely mention five pairs of different values between Eastern and Western culture drawn from the observations and some previous works. This is to further analyze the norms given by parents when bringing up their children. The pairs of values comprise of: passiveness versus assertiveness, hierarchy versus equality, restraint versus expressiveness, collectivism versus individualism, and the gift of family versus the gift of work (in retirement
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