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There is a unique way in which one perceives the contemporary society. This is influenced by the things that happen around us. Personal experiences and influences from the people around us contributes to, a greater extent, in our way of thinking. I was an audience of two presentations and a video on three crucial topics in the society. The first topic was about the high-context culture and the low-context culture which was a presentation. The second topic was about finance, which was a video. The last topic was about racism, social classes, and religion. In this paper, I will be giving my reflection on the three topics mentioned above. This reflection essay will also critique the three topics. The impact of the three topics on how I perceive the society is also discussed.
The first topic was about high-context culture and the low-context culture which was a presentation by Ron Kazvo Miagushi. He presented the topic so well and made me have a critical thinking of the society I live in.
According to Ron Kazvo, high-context culture is the culture where there is a collective responsibility in the society as opposed to the low-context culture where there is individualism. He talked about how people fail to value their culture until they are out of it. I feel that this is true in my society. I live in a low-context culture where everyone is concerned about himself or herself. People rarely get time to do some communal work together and very little culture values are passed on to the children.
This topic can affect me and my society in various ways. My society has more of individual responsibilities than the collective responsibilities. This topic has affected my way of thinking and I am now more inclined to do collective work in the society. This presentation taught me the importance of collective responsibility. Ron Kazvo gave us an example of the evacuation of Japanese in the US in 1966. It was successful due to the collective responsibility of the Japanese people. The spirit of teamwork is enhanced by high-context culture. The topic also affects the society in the way of upbringing children. This topic emphasizes on the importance of preserving the culture and passing it on to the next generations. The speaker emphasized on how the children should be brought up in the society. This is a message to the whole society sin...
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