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Old 05-17-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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This applies to dating, even lifestyles.

Now, say a person values tradition, spirituality, and non-shallowness. Now, would they be happy in a Western country, which is generally non-traditional, non-spiritual and shallow? If they wanted an SO with these traits wouldn't a better bet for them be Japan, Korea or other East Asian country?

Do you think the society you live in suits your personality, or how you think and perceive the world? Would you move if you had the chance?

I think sometimes of leaving Western society to get a date, because I don't find white women attractive (and please, no flames, it's just a preference like any other and not meant offensively). but to me it's a double edged sword. I like our societies, since at least people are free for the most part to live as they choose, and we are by and large more tolerant and accepting. I don't like tradition or spirituality as ideals, tradition to me is odd.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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I would be happier if they would incorporate a town of big fat butt women.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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I think the grass tends to be greener on the other side.

I think that the Japanese kawaii culture is the epitome of shallow. I don't care for traditions in which 30-year-old women squeal like adolescent girls and carry Mickey Mouse backpacks -- and I don't find such traditions particularly spiritual. Certain Westerners tend to see Southeast Asian cultures through a veneer of pop-spirituality, but it's just that -- a veneer. If you really learn about a culture, any culture, you will see that it has both good and bad aspects, and different social circles as well.

I also think you are way off base when you claim that the West is "non-traditional, non-spiritual and shallow". In my experience, this is very far from the truth. Most importantly, however, you have to begin by defining these terms for yourself. What kinds of traditions do you like? What does spirituality mean to you? And what does it mean to be "deep" as opposed to "shallow"?
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Jaysus, ANOTHER thread about how non-American women are sooooo much more physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally superior to American women?

Come on, already. If you don't like the women here, MOVE.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Jaysus, ANOTHER thread about how non-American women are sooooo much more physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally superior to American women?

Come on, already. If you don't like the women here, MOVE.
Must we like the women here? Don't we have options?
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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Must we like the women here? Don't we have options?
No, you don't have to like anyone.

But if don't like the women here, then unless you want to take a chance on a mail order bride, your only option is to leave. Sorry, we're not changing for you. The world is a big place. Go explore.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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I think the grass tends to be greener on the other side.

I think that the Japanese kawaii culture is the epitome of shallow. I don't care for traditions in which 30-year-old women squeal like adolescent girls and carry Mickey Mouse backpacks -- and I don't find such traditions particularly spiritual. Certain Westerners tend to see Southeast Asian cultures through a veneer of pop-spirituality, but it's just that -- a veneer. If you really learn about a culture, any culture, you will see that it has both good and bad aspects, and different social circles as well.

I also think you are way off base when you claim that the West is "non-traditional, non-spiritual and shallow". In my experience, this is very far from the truth. Most importantly, however, you have to begin by defining these terms for yourself. What kinds of traditions do you like? What does spirituality mean to you? And what does it mean to be "deep" as opposed to "shallow"?
In the West, we don't care much about tradition, we are less spiritual than other parts of the world, and we don't value depth as highly as other parts of the world do.

Take religion, religious attendance, and even belief is lower than most other parts of the world. As for tradition, our society today is drastically different from what it was 100, even 50 years ago. Most other parts of the world have cultures virtually the same for hundreds, even thousands of years. Take my example of Japan. Despite the younger generation living Western lifestyles, most there still value the traditional Eastern beliefs. I'd think Kawaii is something that is recent in Japanese history. I doubt the samurais did that.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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No, you don't have to like anyone.

But if don't like the women here, then your option is to leave. Sorry, we're not changing for you. The world is a big place. Go explore.
Ok, bye!
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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If the environment is making someone unhappy then, yes, a change would be the logical move.

I believe you can find traditional/spiritual/old fashioned/etc. without leaving the country. And we pretty much define what all this means for ourselves.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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Eh.
There is no where on earth I would really like to be.
And since the USA is not yet fully totalitarian or a open police state it suits me just fine for now.

One of those societies the OP refers to would probably incarcerate me, execute me, or ban me from entry.
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