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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 08-19-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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I wouldn't dispute that, but Americans also have a spiritual side that is perhaps more developed in many ways than that of most (Western) Europeans. About 90%+ of Americans believe in God, for example, and a lot more of them than most Euro nationalities attend church services.
How deep is that 'spiritual side', though? A lot of Christians profess faith, but seldom really have a sense of God's presence, or of another dimension to life. Those preachers who promise their congregation that God will make them rich is one example.

 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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How deep is that 'spiritual side', though? A lot of Christians profess faith, but seldom really have a sense of God's presence, or of another dimension to life. Those preachers who promise their congregation that God will make them rich is one example.
Pretty deep.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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I think Europeans aren't as 'deep' as people thing, a lot of them. Most people in general aren't all that deep.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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Pretty deep.
Being dogmatic about a 6 day creation is way different to really being spiritually 'awake'.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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American society in general is a bit more shallow than Europe because people here aren't really sociable unless you share some sort of common interest with them. Plus, most Americans aren't really comfortable with strangers because they think they'll kill, shoot or rape you. It's also very spread out and you need a car to get around in most places which lowers social interaction.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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I think Europeans aren't as 'deep' as people thing, a lot of them. Most people in general aren't all that deep.
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Being dogmatic about a 6 day creation is way different to really being spiritually 'awake'.
Take it this way. Its deep to a point where these people get so serious and uptight about certain things that they judge you based on these certain things. They aren't really those "live and let live" types.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Manila
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If given just a bit of time, the Americans would influence the Western Europeans to become more shallow and materialistic but of course they wouldn't be as good at it as the Americans.
And hope they never will be as good in that department. Being shallow and materialistic aren't traits I'd be proud of by any stretch of the imagination...
 
Old 08-20-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Europeans don't "keep up with the Joneses" and "impress the world"? Really?

And the fact that we "buy the newest gadgets" and "drive the biggest cars" and "live in the biggest houses" is...we can! I'm sure a lot of Europeans would live the energy-intensive American lifestyle if they could.
And I'm sure there are Americans who'd want to go the other way around...
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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I wouldn't dispute that, but Americans also have a spiritual side that is perhaps more developed in many ways than that of most (Western) Europeans. About 90%+ of Americans believe in God, for example, and a lot more of them than most Euro nationalities attend church services.
Belief in God and attending church services has more to do with one's intellectural capacity than one's depth.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Europeans are shallow. They are fashion-obsessed and always want to look good. I know for a fact, that people I know, especially females, are totally obsessed with their appearance, but even the men these days spend hours looking good.

I mean, Europeans have a reputation for being fashionable, so they must be shallow to some extent, right?
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