When I noticed that Chinese people are used to eating together and western society is used to eating separately at the dinner table, I began to wonder about this cultural difference and the reasons for its birth. What are the significant differences in behavior habits between the collectivist east and the individualist west? What is the reason for this difference?
With my interest in cognitive science and anthropology, I read ” the map of thinking”, ” why some countries are rich while others are poor”, ” guns, germs and steel”.
This article will combine some viewpoints in the three books to think about the differences in thinking between the east and the west, as well as the differences in behavior habits caused by the differences in thinking. Finally, it will explore what is the ultimate reason for the differences between the east and the west.