All societies have ways of encouraging and enforcing what they view as
appropriate behaviour while discouraging and punishing what they
consider to be improper conducts.
Use common sense. Respect other road users and adhere to the laws of the
The high regard for education, and the willingness to work very hard to
gain advancement, are other noteworthy characteristics of theirs.
The larger world discovered through travel and exploration was a great
stimulus to culture and language.
People in a culture normally follow its norms, but acceptance of norms
differs in different situations and social conditions.
Bowing deeply to each other when meeting and saying good-bye to people
is a norm practised in Japan.
Studies show that both parents are now spending less time with their
children, due to work habits and a busy lifestyle.
Most psychologists are finding that a good exercise program, good
nutrition, decreases the amount of stress, or the effect of stress on
the body or in the mind.
This morning I’d like to tell you something about the structure of the
university and about some of the requirements of the degree that you’re
about to enter.
They want to make independent decisions and not be told what to do by
grandparents or uncles or aunts.
国家地理，Americans view the family as a group whose primary purpose is to advance
the happiness of individual members.
A new form of treating grief following the death of a loved one has been
found to be more successful than conventional psychotherapy in some
The ideal of the American family is group cooperation to help achieve
the fulfillment of each individual member, and shared affection to renew
each member’s emotional strength.
Well, for anyone who is considering going on a tour, the first thing to
consider is safety.
What is important is not to try to ride too far, too quickly. Take your
time, and if you feel tired, stop and rest.
If Americans are asked to name the members of their families, family
structure becomes clear.
From a very young age children are taught with the old values and
attitudes, including respect for their elders and a feeling of
responsibility to the family.
They come from China’s former upper class and they represent its high
Traditionally, the American family has been a nuclear family, consisting
of a husband, wife and their children, and living in a house or
India’s textile exports to Western countries have surged following the
abolition of global quotas earlier this year.