Metaphysics Question for Any experts out there

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  1. Etu Malku

    Etu Malku Mercur├Žn

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    Cultural Differences
    Source: "Language Is More than Just Words", Alix Henley & Judith Schott

    In some cultures, looking people in the eye is assumed to indicate honesty and straightforwardness; in others it is seen as challenging and rude. Most people in Arab cultures share a great deal of eye contact and may regard too little as disrespectful. In English culture, a certain amount of eye contact is required, but too much makes many people uncomfortable. Most English people make eye contact at the beginning and then let their gaze drift to the side periodically to avoid 'staring the other person out'.

    In South Asian and many other cultures direct eye contact is generally regarded as aggressive and rude. In some cultures and religious groups eye contact between men and women is seen as flirtatious or threatening. Men of these communities who do not make eye contact with women are not usually rude or evasive, but respectful.

    Different cultures also vary in the amount that it is acceptable to watch other people. Some experts call these high-look and low-look cultures. British culture is a low-look culture. Watching other people, especially strangers, is regarded as intrusive. People who are caught 'staring' usually look away quickly and are often embarrassed. Those being watched may feel threatened and insulted. In high-look cultures, for example in southern Europe, looking or gazing at other people is perfectly acceptable; being watched is not a problem.
     
  2. Ben Masada

    Ben Masada New Member

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    IMHO, this post of yours simply reminds me of someone with alzheimer's disease. Sorry but, what can I say? I don't think it has anything to do with Metaphysics.
    Ben
     
  3. donnann

    donnann Active Member

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    It is metaphysics. Its a union thing but may be on one level but not all levels or it wouldnt have stopped no matter what. I got the answer. And I am not old enough to have alzheimers disease.
     

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