BAG OF HOT AIR
American Blog-er: Blog of HotAir?
American Bam-er: BAM of HotAir?
Identify one cultural characteristic of Americans: ANALYZE STUFF
We solve problems. We wax eloquent on all sorts of theories about why “what is” is the way it is . . . and how to make it better.
People in every culture have their theories, you say. Yes.
Our inclination is to value constructs. To value thoughts. To value ideas and a good plan (or a good theology). Possibly ahead of our friends.
Other-culture inclinations are: People first.
This doesn’t mean they “get along” or that results at the end of the day are “better.” Maybe the results are just different.
Results in the Other-culture are valued first in relational terms.
Instead of –-BUT NOT IN PLACE OF– right-thinking, a sound plan, a good product, and maximum profit.
The first, lead, primary, essential, intrinsic question–
THE QUESTION closest to the Other-culture heart is:
How are you and I doing with life together?