|crazythinker00 (crazythinker00) wrote,|
@ 2012-02-24 16:37:00
Continuing the posts about Mexico (yes, I have a fascination with the country, a fact I admitted to in my prior post):
A very interesting analysis (at least, for me). Of course, this scratches the surface of the similarities, I'm sure, but I enjoyed reading this. I might also add that, for both countries, some regions are not safe to visit (at least, from what I have heard). Also, there are many people from both countries who work extremely hard and don't get paid much for their efforts. I find it sad, as I've seen many such people. In relation to other countries, their GDPs are not too different from one another (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co
For me, one of the most striking similarities between the Mexican and Indian cultures, is the family-oriented nature of both cultures. Having grown up as part of a South Indian culture, I can say with confidence that my culture focuses a lot on bringing families together during festivals, occasions/celebrations, or in general. Key examples include weddings and religious festivals, many of which I got to attend during my visits to India. Also, as noted in the cited article, "family" can extend to relatives, neighbors, etc. This definition applies not only for festivals/celebrations in Mexico, but India as well.
Anyway, while I don't see myself pursuing a career as a historian with a focus on comparative cultures, I enjoyed learning about and writing about this. If you want to chime in with any other cross-cultural similarities you want to share (between any two cultures, doesn't matter), please do!