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So having frequented with many British and Americans, there seems to be distinct differences in culture, where Brits are realistic, sometimes negative and believe things wont happen. Americans often are optimistic, sometimes unrealistic and believe anything can happen.

Which school of thought would you say you were in, and which would you say leads to a happier life?
#3
Germans are the complete extreme of negativity and nay-saying, compared to them the British are like the friendliest people you ever met and the Americans the funniest and most laid back.

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I'm in the school that loves generalizing groups of millions of people.

you must be British.
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#5
I'm in the school that judges Americans off generalizations in the media and British people from message boards.
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Germans are the complete extreme of negativity and nay-saying, compared to them the British are like the friendliest people you ever met and the Americans the funniest and most laid back.


you must be British.



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Germans are the complete extreme of negativity and nay-saying, compared to them the British are like the friendliest people you ever met and the Americans the funniest and most laid back.


you must be British.

Well I can be negative.
My asian side does make me very practical and most often negative too.
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I'm in the school that loves generalizing groups of millions of people.


There's a difference between exploring the idea of a cultural tendency and 'generalising'. And that isn't even necessarily a bad thing. I think it's an interesting idea.
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I think those should be Baskin Robins flavors.
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#15
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Sweeping meaningless generalizations that are possibly true.



its hardly meaningless. ive been shown by americans that i and everyone i know are way too negative and it rules our lives, however they are also unrealistic in their goals..but i guess that makes them happy.
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its hardly meaningless. ive been shown by americans that i and everyone i know are way too negative and it rules our lives, however they are also unrealistic in their goals..but i guess that makes them happy.


You will never talk to enough Americans and British people to warrant redarding your observations as anything more than miscellaneous examples. Most likely its over the internet as well where you cannot be certain of a persons true identity and also it more than likely that the people in the place you speak to these British or Americans are not accurately representative of America as the forum might be more popular to Left-Wingers or People from Florida or something ya see what I'm getting at?
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#22
I'm pretty optimistic. I wouldn't say that all Americans are though.
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#24
To be honest, ive lived in both countries, and both statements are kinda true...
#25
I heard something about this concerning both countries respective versions of "The Office."
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#26
I pretty much believe that humans are humans and they don't, for the most part, believe anything of their own. That's why sweeping generalizations can be even close to accurate; latching onto someone else's ideas, especially if they're the ideas of a large populous, is much easier than believing something of your own and standing behind it.

It's also why something like a generalized statement can be correct in that the suggested is true, but incorrect in that it might not be what people actually believe, but rather what they're saying they believe.

As far as whether I'm optimistic or pessimistic, there are times for both.
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#28
The conservative party are the current ruling party in my country, so you'll have to excuse my pessimism and realism.
#29
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I'm scottish and very optimistic and unrealistic.


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#30
I'm American and realistic, maybe slightly pessimistic. I'm never very hopeful because I don't like being disappointed when things don't go my way, and then when they do go my way I think it makes me feel even better since I wasn't expecting it. My fortune cookie the other day said "Good luck comes to he who does not include it in his plans."
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#31
I'm definitely in the 'brit' school. In fact, I'm so negative that every time someone calls me British I get angry.
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#32
America isn't built on realism. It takes a lot balls to say you wanna go to war with the British empire.
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I think those should be Baskin Robins flavors.

i just want to highlight the importance and truth of this statement.

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#34
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...including the food?
#35
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The conservative party are the current ruling party in my country, so you'll have to excuse my pessimism and realism.



Yeh but were labour any better? We're screwed however you look at it so might as well get on and make the most of it.

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Germans are the complete extreme of negativity and nay-saying, compared to them the British are like the friendliest people you ever met and the Americans the funniest and most laid back.


Bro. You obviously have never talked to a New Zealander.
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Bro. You obviously have never talked to a New Zealander.


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#40
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Yeh but were labour any better? We're screwed however you look at it so might as well get on and make the most of it.


If it makes you feel any better that's the situation in every country with a free political system.

In dictatorships you get bum raped by the same guy for 60 years. In democracies you get bum raped by many different guys in X year intervals.
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