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Differences Between Traditional Aboriginal Cultures & Mainstream Western Culture

Traditional Culture Mainstream Western Culture Community is the foremost of all values Individualism is the foremost value The future tense is dominant The present is the dominant tense The world is understood mythically The world is understood scientifically Goals are met with patience Goals are met with aggressive effort Ownership is often communal Ownership is reward for hard work Gifts are regarded as social glue Gifts are regarded as holiday issues Work is often motivated by group need Work is motivated by ambition Aging is a source of wisdom Aging is decay and loss Eye contact is thought over-assertive Eye...

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