Collectivism

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I noticed a sign while walking in Beijing that still sticks out in my mind. The sign stated, "One Dream, One World". I thought right away that this summed up a distinct difference between American and Chinese society. In America we are individualistic and the Chinese are more collectivists. Americans all have individual dreams and work to achieve it. Other people are just stepping stones for Americans to reach their dreams, whereas the Chinese culture focuses on being in a group and working to achieve a group goal. As stated in the culture lecture, "Chinese are more we focused and Americans are I focused". There is only one world, but in this one world exists many cultures in which one dream would be hard to come by.

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