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Difference Between American and Indian culture

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No two cultures are the same. The American and Indian cultures have very vast differentiation between them..While the culture of America is a mixture of different cultures, the Indian culture is unique and has its own values.

One of the major differences that can be seen between American and Indian culture is in family relations. While the Indians are very much family oriented, the Americans are individual oriented. In Indian culture, the family values are given more prominence than the individual values. Indians respect family values. On the other hand, in American culture the individual values gets prominence than the family values. Indians are more committed to their family where as the Americans are more committed to themselves only.

In another sense, it can be said that the American culture is more goal oriented and the Indian culture is more people or family oriented. Indians may even forsake their individual wishes and also happiness for the sake of families. But in American culture, this trend cannot be seen.

Unlike the Indians, the Americans plan things ahead. The Americans believe in dominating nature and controlling the enviorment around them. On the contrary, Indians believe in the harmony with nature.

Another difference that can be seen between Indian culture and American culture is that the Indians love stability where as the Americans love mobility.

In American culture, one can see that the individuals think of self-reliance and independent. On the other hand, Indians are more dependent on others. While the children in the US are brought up to live an independent life, the children in India are not brought up in that way. In Indian culture, there is respect for the elders and it is they who make decisions. But in American culture, each individual makes his own decisions.

Coming to competition, Indians are more competitive than the Americans. Coming to work nature, the Indians work for meeting the family needs. On the contrary, an American will only strive to rise on his own capacity or getting rich. Another difference that can be seen is that Americans have great regard to time and its value.

1.Indians are very much family oriented, the Americans are individual oriented.
2.Indians respect family values. On the other hand, in American culture ,the individual values gets prominence than the family values.
3.Indians are more competitive than the Americans.
4.Americans have great regard to time and its value.

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  1. Once Gandhi said “it is not the greatness of a person who is working, it is the greatness of a person who gave work and so we must be ever thankful to them.” I am an Indian I love india but I don’t love most of Indians. Coz people are cunning, cheating, and people hide their own faults and and try to show goodness, we Indians say India is unique because of unity in diversity, where is unity? Unity among religions? Unity among thousands of castes? Unity among tribes? Respect towards other languages? Respect towards foreigners? and the list goes on…coming to family relations aren’t there people who have taboo sexual relations within the families like other countries?, who respects elders in India, just go to villages and check out you see only old age people (mostly) . clashes within the families, clashes about properties in family, in in India we fight for father’s property. Aren’t there people who live with parents for their properties? check out the list once in district/state/supreme courts.. Courts don’t have even time to solve them. But that I agree there are few who give priority to family relations not most…
    Coming to religion and castes, you can see plenty of clashes, violence, killings by RSS,SHIV SENA,GO SAMRAKSHAN DHAL, in India.. Many destructed churches,masques…do the same thing happen in America? who the hell said India is a Hindu country? India is secular country, we have a right to follow any religion and even to preach it to public (not by force) just because they preach in some Hindu area RSS will come and kill the pastors….
    India has the most weird traditions, just because of western culture influence we were able to avoid them, zero, Sanskrit or any other inventions brought freedom from those wierd traditions..

  2. And now Indians are all over the world doing so many highly qualified jobs, its not because of their talents, its because of their welcome, invitation, we should be thankful to them, we go america coz we have plenty of opportunities, and we can work without any domination..look around the world how many americans sponsor for studies, clothing, and for the better living of the people? Are Indians doing same as Americans? but we’ll have so much money in Swizz banks than any other countries..full of corruption and exploitation….
    If the same Indians work in India who are now working in america and other Countries, I am damnly sure they cant get much support from government as they are getting in US. If we are great than America, we should have been first in everything or even in the line of competition… stop covering our faults instead let’s fight for a better society….
    we compare our country to America because it is a great country, shall we compare our country to Bhutan? let’s not be the tombs who look good outside and ugly inside…don’t hang onto history bro..every one has history, present is important, our future is important…..


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