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Closed cliquish business cultures vs. Open passionate social cultures
Therefore, if you don't have an established clique of friends, or you are new to the area, you are basically F***ed socially for who knows how long (unless of course you are super attractive, involved in the entertainment industry or allied with the rich and successful).
nature of such
countries is very conservative (despite the media image of
But passion is what opens people up truly to connecting with others, including strangers. Business does not, and instead treats communication as purely for business related purposes. American culture is the latter of course.
In addition, such socially closed workaholic countries are segregated, driven by fear and paranoia by their media and social consensus. People are conditioned to fear every stranger as a potential psycho or killer, despite the reality of how safe their environment really is, and fed daily news stories that reinforce that myth. It's a form of social mind control to keep the population weak, subservient and working and consuming.
And of course, since most people are natural followers, rather than freethinkers or leaders, they will conform to that, for they assume that authority and consensus = truth, rather than the actual truth itself.
elite have a vested interest in limiting your social relationships,
life, and creativity or passions, for if you have too many friends,
relationships and/or spend too much time cultivating your passions and
pursuits, then you will have less time for industrious work and
which America sees as the purpose of your life. You see, your life is a
business resource to
can you do about
that? Well you can expose it and bring awareness to it, like I'm doing
And you can tell yourself everyday "I am a human being! Not a business
resource!" But the most important thing is for you to place yourself
groups, movements or cultures that are conducive to life of freedom,
and rich human connections and relationships. There are alternative,
culture and hippie-type movements in the
Or you can
go to overseas
cultures where passion and camaraderie are still regarded as the focus
rather than cold hearted business and closed cliquishness. (I will
examples below) There are many cultures abroad that are far more open,
and inclusive, where people are not segregated by "ice barriers" or
paranoia. I've experienced many of them and can vouch that they are a
difference. But the
Here are examples of cultures where passion, creativity, expression and human camaraderie are the focus of life and enjoyed to the fullest, where people are more socially open and less cliquish:
- Latin America, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Holland, Mexico, Southeast Asia, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, etc.
Now here are examples of cultures where people are less socially open and more cliquish, where business is the aim of life and workaholic lifestyles are idolized, where passion, creativity and social lives are suppressed or restrained:
Of course, other cultures lie somewhere between both these categories.
But keep in mind that people fit in differently in each culture, and have different experiences that will vary. There is no "one culture fits all".
important thing is that
you choose a culture or atmosphere where your INNER matches your OUTER
environment. In other words, if you are shy, conservative, socially
cliquish, as well as a workaholic, you would vibe best in cultures that
such qualities (e.g. Japan, Taiwan). But if you are open, passionate,
relaxed and carefree, you'd fit best in cultures dominated by such
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