Discussion » Nonsense » Is the Western culture really more 'open'&

  • SereneT
    SereneT wrote:
    <p>I know there are different kinds of people in every culture but I'm talking about general here. Since people (esp Chinese) always claim that the Western is more 'open' while the fact is, they themselves seem to do stuffs which are way more crazy and sick. I believe that you too, had receive messages asking 'Hey. Are you open-minded'? For some reason I get annoyed whenever this question comes, there are many ways to define 'open minded', so what do you think?</p>
  • 王经纬
    王经纬 wrote:

    What do u mean by "open" ???

    moreover I dont know "traditional" is necessarily antonym of open-minded, cos being open-minded could be a tradition.

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    This thread again?


  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahaha ... Dando ... she is probably quite new in the forum ...

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    @DD, Without a doubt. But that's never been a valid excuse for anybody, anywhere on thems Internets. Newbies need to lurk more, not unlike children who should be seen but not heard.

    Fortunately, I'm out of vitriol for the day.

    Here's my take: open-mindedness is a willingness to accept new ideas and try new things (but not without scrutiny; that's "empty-headed"). I think you would be hard pressed to describe a country undergoing such rapid changes as China's as less open-minded than the rest of the world.

    That said, I get incredibly irrate when people make stupid generalizations about Americans based on what they see in movies or even the examples set by Ambassadors of Awesome like myself. Sure. I'm very open. But the people I grew up with were not. Ergo, I'm an expat, which itself is a very atypical social role and would seem to indicate that I'm a poor creature to use as an example.

  • №❶ Passioη

    You did your homework well Baby, Case Closed!

  • Stine Ekren
    Stine Ekren wrote:

    at least they shoudn't abuse this "open-minded" word into something else that make people get them wrong...

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    In other times, have strong or clear opinions was a value. Decision, character, willpower....
    In modern times, not. Be open minded is the flag. Be free like a wind vane, going there where the wind blows, being pushing by the opinions of others and fleeting fashions.
    fucking half blood from the tolerance and capitalism !!!

  • Aurélien
    Aurélien wrote:

    It's like, 

    China is the mentally sick guy while "The West" is the ALPHA man.

    Deal with it.

  • 王经纬
    王经纬 wrote:

    It is just hilarious!!!! No matter what topic you start with, it must finish up with, who is the bigger slut,  whose cock is bigger the others'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway it is in the right category

  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:

    I"d say no. CHina is becoming too widely open than the western countries. U find some decency even in wearing by girls there. Sometime, I see a girl wearing half naked in the name of openess, hard to know who is a hooker and who isn't

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahaha ... after all this ... could anyone please define "open"? and also "tradition"? and which "area" does this question specify? sex? livelihood or life styles? food? clothes?

    Hong Kong has long been affected by western culture before becoming a British colony, and has a diverse mix of cultures over the recent decades ...

    The basis is a mix of different Chinese (mainly Shanghai, Guangdong and Fujian) and the west (mainly British and US), then Taiwanese with a slight hint of Japanese in the 60's and 70's, then Japanese onslaught even till now, which brought the food, clothes, comics and (most importantly) porn, and then the Korean wind (韩风) blowed silently onto the "island" ...

    I could not and would not say that HK has the best mix, nor that HK is "open", but I think it is safe to say that most HK folks are willing to try "new things", particularly travel destinations, food, clothes etc ...

    So, to answer this ... since there are some "blockages" in terms of western cultures, for example, food, I would say "no" to this very general question ...

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