are you Muslim as well? my mother is partially Bengali/Myanmari (we're a pretty mixed family), but we are also Muslim. honestly, i have only met one Bangladeshi Muslim my whole life. would be great to meet another, even if i'm not completely Bangladeshi! :)
Yes I am Muslim 😊
lol cool! glad to find that out :D
where are you from?
I think you just explained your culture well without realizing it. American culture includes an unhinged distrust of fact-based, edited journalism among Republicans.
@coffeewithcream That's your delusional fantasy that couldn't be further from reality, how ridiculous you sound proves my point alone.
this is one confusing opinion. what group of people are you representing, exactly? not trying to sound ignorant here, i'm genuinely curious
@doeadeer123 Legal gun owners of America
Police officers are way more likely to commit crimes
It's also critical here to pay attention to not just the mood and subtext of a single person, but an entire atmosphere. To disrupt the social atmosphere is considered extremely rude. It is called "kuuki yomenai": https://cotoacademy.com/kuuki-yomenai/>> Ever stumbled across the expression “KY” for Kuuki Yomenai? This Japanese slang is literally translated as “cannot read the air” and jokingly applied to the unfortunates who struggle to read social situations.>> If you’re missing out on body language in Japan, you’ll definitely feel discomfort in any social gathering. But being KY is not only about not being able to read body language. It’s also being unable to take a hint when you should. In Asia in general, people will not challenge you directly and will be very subtle. And if you’re really, really bad at reading the atmosphere, you might be called SKY: Super Kuuki Yomenai” (スーパー空気くうき読よめない) for “Killing the Mood” or “Spoiling the Atmosphere”.To excel with Japanese, one has to become a master of taking hints and understanding how other people are feeling even if they aren't directly saying what they feel. This isn't emphasized so much in many other cultures. I find it's a huge source of culture clash.
I find this especially contrasting with America where I spent some time as well (I'm half-American). Americans really value directness. It's almost like they don't consider it raping a woman unless she screams "no". There's no emphasis whatsoever on subtext and reading body language and mood.
Also, there's not much in the way of underhanded insults in Japan, like very mean-spirited sarcastic humor. That was very confusing when I first went to America. I found it very confusing and rather dishonorable and cowardly. Insults are quite direct here, not subtle. It's like here I find Americans opposite and often very indirect. They don't actually want to fistfight. They just make a backhanded remark. In Japan in polite contexts, the Japanese are more indirect out of politeness and trying to protect the other person's dignity. But in fighting contexts, much more direct. So also I think for Japanese it is better if you want to insult to do it more directly and tell him to go kill himself and challenge to a fight. This is much more polite than underhanded jabs.
I agree on the rape part. Women should fight back, but men need to not pressure them even if they don't.
@meesegoMoo Yeah, that was a bit of exaggerated example. I hope I didn't piss off Americans. But here it's very important to focus on subtext and body language rather than just the direct words that are spoken. It might be a part of the reason I'm so long-winded in English writing with my native language being Japanese. I find especially in writing that all this extra information is missing and it seems highly prone to ambiguity in interpretation... or maybe I'm just long-winded. :-D
Agreed. Eastern writing systems are typically better. I will say that for me listening to spoken English is often less painful than spoken Japanese. Something about the way every sentence is broken down with verb and subject markers bothers me. To an English speaker it sounds like every sentence nearly contains the same few words.
What I like about Japanese culture was in a news articles after two tragic events, a tsunami and a nuclear power reactor problem. People helped each other. There was no looting, no stealing. In many other countries, if not most, there would have been people out for themselves out of fear and stealing would be rife.It says a lot about the good deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
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Read "The Ugly American." People are interested in the American culture for the same reason people in the ancient world hinterland were interested in Rome. Rome could ruin your world. Americans may not give a fuck they are thought of as insular war-mongering ignoramuses who have a country mired in debt and much of it slowly circling the drain in third world poverty conditions, and that may, on its own, prove Americans are insular war-mongering ignoramuses. By the way, the US spends billions annually to export its culture. But you wouldn't be aware of that, would you? :)
@coffeewithcream We wouldn't export our culture if simps didn't want to buy it. by the way, it's the fucking coastal liberals who "export" culture not regular Americans who are just trying to live our lives.
Then shut the fuck up. If it's got fuck all to do with you and it's the "fucking coastal liberals" then why do you fret about it? Why worry about it? Why do you give a fuck about what they think? Why obsess over it?
@coffeewithcream I "fret" about it because I fucking hate the coastal liberals. They push their cancer into every corner of our country and we constantly have to fight them. A second civil war is NOT out of the question in the U. S.
Because those darned liberals want to export Coca-Cola and Donald Duck. Curse them.
Welcome to the republican party
@bluehen46 ... a party in which people not only fail to understand others, but refuse to do so.
@Sixgun77 More respect for those that fought, and died to secure those rights that so many take for granted, and maybe now, with this virus, just give up, our of fear, and media propaganda.
Indeed. I'm much more worried about the Gouverneur than I am the virus.