Individualism (1,000) Introduction Individualism, a term often used against collectivism and totalitarianism, gives more emphasis on individuals: morally, politically, socially and ideologically, so much so that the total worth of an individual increases, and s/he begins practising and promoting her/his personal aims, goals, dreams and desires over the collective good of the State. This doctrine advocates: individual is primary, and the State secondary. Self-reliance and individual freedom take precedence over the interests of the institution, society, cultural group, or the State. Other philosophies that share their premises with Individualism are: Anarchism, Existentialism, Classical Liberalism and other humanistic philosophies. Individualism increases the tendencies of bohemian lifestyles and liking for artistic endeavours while increasing the quantity of experimentation and self-creation.
As mentioned I 've been exposed to diversity from a young age. I 've moved with family across Canada twice, from poverty stricken to affluent areas. From towns where you could leave doors unlocked to city blocks where gunshots a few streets over are your lullyby. Family still live outside the Oka reserve in Quebec and I 've French-Canadian relatives in New Brunswick. While through my friends, neighbors, family and the people I 've worked with I 've had interactions with people from all around the world, from different educational and cultural backgrounds, social standings, religious and sexual orientations.
Canadian individual identity is questioned often because it is so diverse and means something different to each person in Canada. Although there is not a set identity there are many values and beliefs that are owned by all Canadians. To find out what Canadians identity is, one has to take into account what has affected it. The United States is the biggest influence on Canadian identity. The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources.
Individualism: Theory and Practice In America, individualism became their concept in living culture which builds the idealization of individual’s social-political philosophy. Generally, individualism means makes themselves as priority than others in society. In contrast, collectivism likely to attached in a group as togetherness. This term asserted as the turning point of individualism conceptualized in American. 2.2.1 History of Individualism
Canada is “too afraid” but every country should follow in our footsteps and be proud of their nation while showing good nationalism then all hate would finally be at ease. There are plenty of examples of good and bad Nationalism but we as a country can forget about the past hate and focus on the new peace. Olympics are one of the most popular events that happen in the world and it is just the greatest thing to see all countries (that can afford it) to come together and no hate is around, only pride. The reason why I am picking the Olympics as an example of good nationalism is we are rooting so hard or our team and/or athlete to win and get disappointed if they lose and I ask myself why? I have never even talked to or meet this person nor
Individualism is “a political and social philosophy that places high value on the freedom of the individual”(Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 2003，295).In a board sense, it can be an act, a belief and a doctrine that focuses on individuals in fields like politics, economics and culture. The notion of individualism occurred early in the ancient Greek civilization, but a complete theory was not coined until the modern times. Through years of development, it becomes a typical Western value that has been thought to distinguish Western society from other societies. Among the West, America has been regarded as a defining example that stresses individualism as its core value (Deng 2005).
We’ve all heard it: the strong academic record, proficient in three sports, president of a few clubs, vibrant social life, and still getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night. The idealistic belief of a student, a goal to continuously strive towards. As students in a stressful, sometimes competitive atmosphere, we evaluate ourselves often and notice our flaws, but often miss our strengths. The idea of an idyllic description of the proper student forces down the general individualism often treasured in a learning environment. Rather than pushing down a student’s personal identity, it is necessary to express yourself and be your true self in public.
Physical contact viewed in her culture is a kiss on each cheek. But not all Canadians did this. Cultural diversity of Canada means that guidelines of communal politeness are to a certain extent complex. There remain definite wide-ranging anticipations. Greeting, excluding in official situations, does not necessitate come into contact in the procedure of hugs or handshakes.
People engage in relationships due to a need of sense of belonging, security, friendship and many other beneficial factors. When people become romantically attracted to each other, one needs to understand the elements necessary for such an attraction to take place. In this essay the Attachment theory and the cross-cultural theory will be the perspectives in which one will explain romantic attraction. Romantic attraction is to desire the next person physically and emotionally (Pastorino & Doyle-Portillo, 2012). Love involves the integration of cognitions, emotions and behaviours that play an important role in intimate relationships (Coon & Mitterer, 2012).
Full name: Tang Thi Quynh Nga Class: 14E19 Student Code: 14040567 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Project 2: The movie “SPANGLISH” Introduction “Global village” (McLuhan, 1964) is no longer a new concept in the 21st century. This refers to a place where all cultures integrate and cultural boundaries seem to be eliminated. Besides offering new opportunities for people all over the world to learn about foreign cultures, global village also presents such challenges as cultural conflicts, cultural diverging or assimilation.