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Journal hzs202's Journal: Quote: Discourse on Method 4

"It is useful to know something of the manners of different nations, that we may be enabled to form a more correct judgment regarding our own, and be prevented from thinking that everything contrary to our customs is ridiculous and irrational, -- a conclusion usually come to by those whose experience has been limited to their own country" (Descartes).

Living in New York City allows me and I think others as well to appreciate and embrace social diversity. However, I don't think that other parts of the country are as fortunate in this regard.

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  • Think Sweden, Scotland, Iran, Finland... Go ahead find the black Finnish guy. It's like Where's Waldo just WAY easier.
    • Think Sweden, Scotland, Iran, Finland... Go ahead find the black Finnish guy. It's like Where's Waldo just WAY easier.

      I bet... I didn't know there were black people in Finland. What I mean is I never thought about it... which is exactly to point of this quote... I never even considered a black Finnish guy or his plight, may GOD bless that guy!
  • I actually don't find it that hard to think of people in different countries/cultures/etc behaving differently than I would. They're raised in different circumstances than I was, and would thus have different ways of doing things.

    What I have more trouble with is the people I consider to have been in nearly equal circumstances as myself, and yet behave radically different.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal

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