Friday, April 21, 2017

Unusual or Different Cultural Traditions

Years ago while we were living in Japan, we visited a Japanese public bath a number of times. It was certainly a unique experience to bathe and get in a large jacuzzi, tub, or spring completely naked with complete strangers. That said, it was fun to immerse yourself into the local culture and see things, not as strange, but just different.

So, what are some unique cultural traditions that you have experienced in different parts of the world, including your own? Please share your ideas.

47 comments:

  1. My comment is not direct answer on this question. I like to attract attention to another part of it:
    If you really want to help somebody, you must not simply give money and forget. This is not right and ever this is bad. First, if you dont control how money are spent there is a great possibility this money will be spent in wrong way. Second, you begin to suppose you make a good deed, but in reallity you did nothing, you simply gave money away.
    If you like to do a good deed - spend your time to control how your money will be used, or use money to make help, but dont simply give it away.

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  2. I partly agree with Ivan, if you want to help people you can't just give them money. It's like in a proverb: it's not enough to give a poor man a fish, it is much better to teach him how to catch it (I translated this phrase from my language, if someone know how it should sound in English, please tell me :P).
    I don't agree with Ivan when he speaks about a control of spending money. It is not the issue of controlling how people spend given money. It's better if you work together with people you'd like to help, you ought to decide together what do they need. For me this is the _real_ help, but of course, nowadays hardly anyone has time for such an activity, so it's easier to send some money to charity.
    I don't believe in charities, for example food sent to hungry people in Africa doesn't get to them, but to terrorists etc. If I have to choose a charity, I would look for the one, which is really interested in the way it is helping people.

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  3. Fist of all I strongly believe in charity and helping people.
    Secondly if I want to give some people money I prefer to not give them directly my money. I rather bulid an institue, a school or a factory.
    I think this is more useful for those people who need money.

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  4. If I wom millioms of money.
    I will help many homeless people
    and children that cannot attend
    to school.I will build a school
    for them and hire the best and patient teachers for them.
    But giving money is not the only
    way to help people.
    For example ,you can read some books to homeless children on weekends.

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  5. I would give my money to a charity that helps poor minors to have instruction and a better future (instead of live on the road trading drug, prostituting or working in mines).

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  6. I think that the best way to help people would be giving them aducation, bnecause it is very important. The only way we can help them is is give thema way that they can defend them self. so in the future they would be able to work and live by them self. thats the wole purpouse of education.

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  7. If I will have money,I will build houses for homeless people.I also would like to help those who are in need and suffering from chronic deseases.I will give them money fot there better treatment. I also have a plan to build a school.

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  8. If I have millian dollars, I would like to make my own charity and give money to people who don't have money enough and not lazy. I would like to be happy that I can help people who are in the hard situation.

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  9. I'd like to use the money for the homeless and hungry children around the world. The reason for that is because anyone can be a homeless due to sudden financial problems and children should have right to become healthy and sound adults.

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  10. In my opinion, first of all you have to help people around you who need help. If I have a chance to spend a half million dollars, I would give them out for charity. I would like to build playground and sports ground near my apartment complex for neighbors kids. Then I would like to spend some money for my old school to help modernize their facilities.
    In additionale, i would like to mention that it is very important to control whole proccess of spending money.

    Evgeniy.

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  11. In my opinion, first of all you have to help people around you who need help. If I have a chance to spend a half million dollars, I would give them out for charity. I would like to build playground and sports ground near my apartment complex for neighbors kids. Then I would like to spend some money for my old school to help modernize their facilities.
    In additionale, i would like to mention that it is very important to control whole process of spending money.

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  12. I do not think it is a good way that people make money easy and fast on Internet.They do not need to learn at University and college,even high school.However they can earn more money than who did that. It is not fair for the people who works very hard.

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  13. If I have one million dollars,I will cast the money into investment to earn more money. It is more easy to make money with money,the I will use my benifits in charity,the continue to use the corpus to earn money.
    If I simply give my money away,I can only do one charity.

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  14. Making money is important to me because I need money for the living and helping others. However, the way to make money is more important. In my opinion, it's not a good way to make money easy and fast through the internet because it's not safe for both me and customers
    First of all, I can't trust the people or the company I am working with. How can you trust someone that you just know about them through the information they give on the internet ? In addition, I don't think it is safe to give people my personal information on the internet. It's not rare to hear that someone has been duped or stolen personal information through the internet. Moreover, it's difficult to believe that I am going to get paid by them
    The second reason I don't believe making money on the internet is good that is I don't want to help people to deceive customers. If I can't not trust someone or company I am working with, I can't trust their products and can't tell my customers use or buy them . If it is a bad company, then I am deceiving others unintentionally.
    After all, I think it's better I go to school to study for a real career and go to work . People should not just sit at home and rely on some mean making money easy and fast as they say

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  15. Better life is not just money, there other other values that can make your life even more happier. I think the best way to earn money is to work and earn money from you own labor. This money, you will spend it with joy, and it is blessing. Money that people steal from others is false, and can make their life difficult, more worried. They will seem to be happy, but they really are not. I don't think it is a good idea to trust people you don't know or people from the internet.There are a lot of risk. Even if you want to help someone, you don't want to give this person a money all the time, you want to teach him how to fish...Things from the internet is just false beleive me...

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  16. I think giving money to the poor is a good thing to do. Some people thinks that they would do if they were a milionair. But I think you should do even when you have a few dollar because there are milions of people don't have enough money to buy a loaf of bread.The rich should help the poor and the poor should help people that are even im worse conditions.
    If I have a milion dollar i will help the poor, but not haft of it. I will use a milion dollar to make more money so that I can help more people. Creating a good business, employing alot of worker , giving your good salary and benifit is also a good way to help other people.

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  17. If I have the chance to give so much money to others ,I would like to chooce the African.why? In my opinion, it is they that suffer most difficulties in daily life.Tey are even not able to eat enough food.And as we kowm,the desease of aids is widely spreading there,we must give our hands to them so that the consequence can be enhanced

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  18. If I have one million dollers, I would establish my own foundation so that people who are poor could go to colleges. Because if I just give them money away, I don't control how money are spent. So it is good to supply students money and give oppotunities to study and train themselves.

    I don't agree with making money easy and fast. In essential, it is not entire correct to pursue money as a goal for life.

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  19. In my opinion, making money is not a significant factor in lifetime. Also giving money to others with no motions means nothing. The moment that you give money to somebody, you must pull out from your heart. I mean, after help someone you should feel very proud of yourself.

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  20. If you really want to help somebody, you must not simply give money and forget. This is not right and ever this is bad. First, if you dont control how money are spent there is a great possibility this money will be spent in wrong way. Second, you begin to suppose you make a good deed, but in reallity you did nothing, you simply gave money away.

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  21. In my opinion, if i have one million dollars i will establish a foundation.Yearly we grant scholarship to poor student.Besides we grant money to poor family who need money to work.

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  22. if I get a lot of money,I will buy all the TV game.

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  23. From my point of view, the concept of giving money away is uthopic.
    Money can't be given away as if it was whatever.
    Money is money.
    Money means something to buy almost everything in this world. If someone (whoever he or she is) gives you away his money I thing it means that he or she is looking for something about you.

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  24. Have you ever thought about money and happyness? I want the happy life but I can't cause I have to go to work faraway from my family.
    If you want money you can't be with your lover but If you want to be with your lover you can't not making lot of money.
    How do you think?

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  25. aida
    I would give it for children who has lokemia and canser,becaues I feel happy when I see a child smile in this surcumstances

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  26. I wan 1000000 dollars and i have to give 50% to a good cause, that's a good start for 2009 !

    What would i do ?
    > I would help Haitien and african people. They haven't our luck and every day they have to look for food, medecine
    > The best way, instead of giving money directly, would be to bring them technology, agricultural skills, raw materials to start a complet project.
    The goal would be to form them and after to let them keep on using what they've learned to be autonom.
    I would also help kids to permit them to have a nicer yougness. Allow them to have education and food.

    Meanwhile, while we're waiting to earn this money, i think we can everyday, each of us, help in a way people who need. Giving some help, giving some hand.
    So, for 2009 let us be more helpful with others
    Best wishes
    Isy972

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  27. Hi,
    I would like to start educational institutions all over the world.I want to establish right platform for knowledge exchange.I will give the opportunity for all in the world, to access the development fruits, irrespective of color,place and community.I hope i will get enough support from entire world to fulfill my and my dream project.

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  28. you can give money because you feel better if you make happy someone else.

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  29. I don't think that making money is that so easy in the internet. In a nutshell, do it before thinking carefully. As the proverb goes,"All road lead to ROME."
    Anyway, good luck.
    Jack

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  30. I believe in the idea of making money in the internet, but the real problem is that i don't trust all the secure connection through the web. But if i won money through the net may be i will try to help some body whom in a rela need of that money.

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  31. Dedy -indonesia-
    : I think we must proud bout these program, becauuse we can make easy profit only have an internet and a website, or maybe blog to get money.. what an easy money we have..!!

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  32. I think Adsense is very good for someone want to make money and that still make benefit for company who want to advertise product or image of company to people, and I think in the future Adsense will improve and replace forms of advertisement,because :
    * It is very cheap for company
    * The effectiveness of it is more bigger than forms of Ads now
    I remember that one website invited company to advertise and paid only 1 $ for 1 small frame, but that web contains 1.000.000 frame, so owner of web could earn 1 million USD, and with company , the price was very cheap, but the effectiveness was very big, because,curious people visited web improved day by day.

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  33. if I won money,I would give the half of my money away for poor people.Also i would invest the other half in to create a company which give jobs to unemployment people.

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  34. Of course, I could say that I'd give the money to the poor people, spend it on charity. But that's not true. I never do it now. Why shall I change my habbits?
    I know for sure what I'll do. I'll help my family. My mother has been a teacher for 25 years. She is still working. I want her to live in decent conditions. I want give her a good flat.
    I feel sorry for African people. But there are people who are of much more importance for me.

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  35. The first thing that pops into my mind is to donate half of the money to a dog charity,simply because I love dogs. There are many dogs, cats and other pets have been abandoned as some people don't understand the importance of being responsible as a pet ownership. I would be happy if the charity could focus on 1) building up a shelter and a clinic for the homeless dogs 2) proper education for being a pet ownership 3) to place the animals in permanent homes

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  36. First of all I would like to Thanks in ton to Mr. Randall for creating such a great site and for great help to all of us.

    Here is my comment- If I have a good amount of money, I will love to donate about one fourth of it to a person or organisation who is really in need of it.Now, when I say in need , I mean that i must satisfy my curiousity.First I will try to find out, is that person really need money or he is just trying to make fool.If I find out He really needs it I will give.

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  37. I believe that most of people want to live with dignity, if they can, they don't want to reply on other's help. The world is unexpectable,we never know that something will happen on us someday.That's why we need to help each other.I give money to charity which help childen in the poor single parent family for ten years. When the childen grow up,they get well educated, they don't need money support,they give money to the charity to help other poor family and contribute to the society. That's how the society make progress

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  38. If I had a million dollar I would spend it (the half that is not mine) in my country, Argentina. I think that is important to invest in education, medical heath and poverty. I would build schools, hospitals and communities for the people who need it, and if there is a balance left, I would send money to the underdeveloped countries. In other words, if I was an important person because of the million dollars, I would try to convince the president to make more treaties in favor of underdeveloped countries. Anyway, I would do anything to help my country, my home

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  39. Well, in regarding this topic all I have to say is that online business are a great idea since the product really fits the needs of customers.
    I personally have tried a lot of online business including health, visiting websites and others but they dissapointed me. It was until I found one that really liked me because I didn't have to pay any start, montly or annual fee. Besides, I realized that I could make not only investing but also inviting others to my website..

    I really would like to share this because this could be a marvelous opportunity to show some help especially nowadays.
    http://www.forexmacro.com?xander

    thank you Randall.

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  40. I have mixed feelings about Adsense. Probably I am too "old" to believe I can make money easily or without effort. Or it is maybe that I don't believe a search engine can "customize" ads at all. I can say this after having used Google as a page to get the news. What I found is that they never gave me the news I really wanted to read. They were based on word counts and this way the "engine" decides what is popular or interesting. But the fact of the matter is that I never received the op-ed pages that I used to read when I had access to paper versions of the newspapers I selected as my "favorite" when "customizing" my Google page. Frequency is probably an interesting indicator of what people read, but it didn't work for me, so I wonder if it works for others. If I had a page and I subscribed to Adsense, would ads be "tailored" and "customized" to my site considering "frequency" of words? Isn't this a bit too simplistic?

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  41. Well, to be honest, making money is important to me, especially in a fast developing world today. Money is a 'hot topic' now and with a large sum of money, you can do a lot of things. However, I don' think that making money fast and easily is good. If it is too easy for you to do so, you may become careless in doing your business and finally you will make a mistake.

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  42. If I won a million, the first thing I would do is mobilising others together with me to establish a fund for helping my home province in the Middle Vietnam. Every year, my province is heavily damaged by storms and floods. There's an expression " a piece when hurry is equal to a pack when stuff". So helping people when they have trouble is much more meaningful. Giving them temporary food and water, tents, medicine, and after that lend them the money with special interest rate so they can buy their "fishing pond", so they can get over the difficult situation by themself.

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  43. I will build schools in poor countries to help children can have fundamental educations and i will build a soccer center as well.

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  44. If i get 1 million dollors,i would like to give half of that for good needs.I would like to build up educational institutions since i think right education builds up true citizens.But admission will be given only after identifying the right candidates.There are many people in this country who needs to study but are not able to because of lack of money.Identifying such students will be the tough task..

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  45. Well, since I was a child, I had a dream that, if I ever come to make or win a lot of money, I want to open a charity house myself, to give home, bed, bath, food and work for those on the streets or have no way to support themselves. That's about it. And about making money on the Internet, I don't believe it could be that easy, I have search myself for curiosity, and could see that they always offer too much with too little effort, asking most of the time to send them money for info, with no money back if that could be the case.

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  46. Earning money is very good for maintaining our lives. It's true.

    Have you ever heard about "SECRET" ? In the books, say, " If you think that earning money is supposed to be hard to make money, the money which you did get from hard working so that it's right, you will get the money at the same way.

    Adsence, I think it's also method to earn money to live. So we do not have to think about it since some that's an another way to be rich.

    Truth be told, be rich is good but be poor and a bagger are really bad either.

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  47. Making money, of course, is important to me. Because you earn money to keep your life expenses. Nourishment, health care, education; these are your most important tasks in your life. But also, as usual you would want to go to theatre, concerts etc. So making money is important and obligant. But I don't think that earning money online is easy. I think it is boring and it takes your time more than making money by usual ways.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall