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View Poll Results: Who in your experience are more shallow in terms of how they view others?
Americans 52 73.24%
Western Europeans 19 26.76%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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The USA is up a notch on all European countries when it comes to materialism, superficiality and all that jazz, so I say Americans are more shallow (lived both sides of the pond).

 
Old 07-26-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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Tough call. I think Americans are more shallow and that we want and have many things. Like cars, houses, electrionics, etc. However, Europeans are more shallow in regards to looks. How they dress and their fashion sense (which I deeply respect) also means that they put a big emphasis on looks.

I say Americans though. I don't think there is anything wrong about dressing and looking nice. Americans always want more, more and more.
I'd say that Americans put FAR more emphasis on physical appearance, hence the endless cosmetic surgery centres, endless teeth whitening/straightening and plastic surgery. I don't know of any country in Europe that is as big on looks as this country, though many European countries do go for fashion a bit more (in the creative sense).
 
Old 07-26-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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Tough call. I think Americans are more shallow and that we want and have many things. Like cars, houses, electrionics, etc. However, Europeans are more shallow in regards to looks. How they dress and their fashion sense (which I deeply respect) also means that they put a big emphasis on looks.

I say Americans though. I don't think there is anything wrong about dressing and looking nice. Americans always want more, more and more.

Look? You mean that they should dress in tanks, shorts and flip flops, or sneakers and oversized tee shirts to look like Americans, because that is NOT shallow? Sorry... Dressing decent and according to situation, looking presentable and not going out like a slob is not shallow, maybe just reflect a touch of class.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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I think it (American culture) is just "younger". The US and the Americas in general are building their cultures it's going to take more than a few hundred years to build and develop a culture.. I agree that shallowness is an individual trait. Americans are perhaps quicker to express their naivete than Europeans but to be naive is not a sin.
What some call naivety, others would call optimism and enthusiasm.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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What some call naivety, others would call optimism and enthusiasm.
That's very true. Whatever it can be called I see it as a positive.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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I hear European women are less pickier than American women, as in they want a man that is strong on the inside rather than a pretty boy with blue eyes
 
Old 07-26-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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There should be zero votes for Western Europeans. Surprising they have 5 votes. Americans are going to get the majority of votes of course.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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I hear European women are less pickier than American women, as in they want a man that is strong on the inside rather than a pretty boy with blue eyes
translation = hideous looking, bad dental care
 
Old 07-27-2012, 05:15 AM
 
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translation = hideous looking, bad dental care
No, just normal and sane.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 05:27 AM
 
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American culture is BUILT on money-making and "marketing" - what else can be said?
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Americans, because they are ruled by money. They work longer, they work harder, they suffer, their health suffer, family life suffer, vacation time is short, they are rushing through life ... and all that to have more things, live in bigger houses, drive the biggest cars, buy the newest gadgets, keep up with Jones. Impress the world. Pretty shallow, no?
These two posts say it all. Everything else there is to say, is nothing more than details, which do make some noticeble difference, but not enough to break the generalization.
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