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one of the things i love about hanging out with westerners is they don't try to show how much money they have, or how successful they are...so long as they like you, then they hang out with you...asians are always wanting to compare to see who's doing better....but in the west they have the expression "keeping up with the jonese"....so maybe westerners are competitive too, ....but it's just that my western friends are not....and it's much more fun to hang out with them....because they don't put on an act....they live in the moment more....|
and the other thing is, in asia, i've learned to be less friendly to people....in america, i can be friendly all i want, and no one thinks negatively of it, because everyone is friendly just the same....but in asia, and even in europe, people are not so friendly...so when you're nice to them, they get suspicious and they think you want something from them....in asia, i don't smile anymore when i go out and i put on a straight face, because everyone else is like that, and it's what you have to do to keep the peace..if you're smiling and acting happy, they don't like it...no matter how much people want to bash america, it can be a really great place...of course it also depends on the city and area....some areas are more friendly than others...i had a american friend who told me that everyone in his hometown was so mean.
people say that denmark is a happy country, but the danes have complaints about their culture too...no place is perfect...it's how you live your life that makes all the difference...so you can be in denmark and be happy...or you can be in china and be happy....it's not the country...it's not the money....it's the people that are most important...if you have just one good friend, which can be a family member, you can be poor and happy....but if you only have superficial friends, you can be rich and still feel empty....but in the end, those happiest are those who have genuinely contributed to the welfare of humankind...