Cultural Norms: A Comparative Analysis

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Both of the supplied texts address issues of interpersonal perception. The first paragraph assumes that cultural norms provide an important bridge by which relationships are formed in society. This bridge 's effectiveness is sometimes diminished by a lack of understanding between generations. Some habits of the younger generation have become so ingrained in them that they don 't even realize that older individuals may perceive them as insulting or inconsiderate. The better we know each other, the speaker concludes, the more appreciative we will be of one another, repairing the gaps in our bridges to one another. The second speaker views cultural norms as an enemy of "the self". He warns that an individual incurs a high cost for

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