While reading a blog from last week about a student of ours who had come to America after living in their native land for years to notice how we have ways of doing things that may seem normal to us but are not common practice in the rest of the world I was interested about that and while reading up on the topic I came across an article on the Paris Syndrome. Basically this is a mental disorder that has been found to be exclusive to Japanese tourists in Paris when they come to find out their perfect view they have of the city portrayed in movies is false when they are confronted with its hustle and bustle and rude people they may encounter. It is common for the culture because they come from a strong background of respecting authority figures to respect others even if in a case of severe disagreement as was mentioned in the book and lecture which leads to a build up of frustration and anger and this can lead to a mental breakdown. The Japanese embassy there has a hotline just for this case apparently. Anyways it struck me as interesting so I figured I'd share it with everybody.
The Paris Syndrome
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