Being An American Culture Essay

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N/A English 102 Professor Love December 17, 2012 The American DREAM Meeting people from different cultures is always a privilege. In today’s society we come across many people with different background but assume that everyone acts the same or have the same beliefs amongst one another. The truth is; we don’t. We don’t share the same values, morals, beliefs, and feelings about one another. Every culture is different in their own way, which is where many people today fail to understand. Discussing different cultures with people of another country can help give you an idea of how different your own country is from another. Talking to someone from another country enables one to have more respect for that person, because you are able to…show more content…
“The United States and China are two very large countries that have cultures that are well known throughout the world” (Maxie 1). Although the United States and China share a very far distance in diameter of each other, the two cultures still has its similarities. While talking with Erin we discussed our likes and dislikes about our cultures, what we value most, and I explained my experiences to him about being an American. But instead of telling him only about myself, I in turn allowed him to express his thoughts, feelings and the experiences he had thus far while being in…show more content…
In the section of family, Li mention that the children are believe to be property of their parents but also the future to society (158) so their parents regard it as their responsibility to look after their children’s study and life. In her journal Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Deborah Stipek stated that Chinese claimed that they would feel more proud if their child were accepted to a prestigious university than if they were accepted themselves, whereas Americans claimed they would feel equally proud in these two circumstances. Americans had more positive attitudes toward expressing pride in personal accomplishments, and Chinese were more likely to claim that pride should only be experienced for outcomes that benefit others(

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