I was just wondering does anyone else agree that the Western World is much better than the rest of the world? I mean in terms of how we behave, judicial system (i.e. besides America, most do not use the death penalty), culture (dodgy, I have respect for everyone's culture and it varies in all countries, i'm merely thinking in terms of openess and liberal attitudes.) Also, religion in relation to the state, I mean in the middle east, asia and Africa , religion comes before the state. i.e. If you walked down the street with a placard blaspheming against God, you would be arrested, that wouldnt happen in the west. Just the usual 'nutter' comments.
In addition, in the West, freedom of speech is something we feel very proud of. The press (in general) can act as they want. The people of the West would never ever slip into, say, a Germany 1930s fiasco again. Voting the craziest ******* in the wolrd into power. (no reference's to bush please.)
Would the world not be a better place if there was a Mcdonalds and a Tesco's on every 5th corner of cities like Bagdhad? Yes all cultures and religions should be maintained, but if all the countries of the world adhered to Western standards, wouldnt the world be a safer and better place?
You gotta look at discipline mate.
No I guess most parts are pretty similar, if you are born and grow up somewhere poor you don't say "I'm not having fun because I'm poor compared to...", the same here where we have things other people don't, but depression levels aren't any lower, becuase the thing humans do that levels things out is take things for granted.
As much as I love living here in London, I hope to spend most of my life in the East, most likely in Japan. The Western world has become pretty boring and cultures between countries don't diverse much. In the East, it's totally different and that's what makes it a great place to live in.
So in my opinion, if all countries worldwide adhered to Western standards, it wouldn't be right because it's not right to consider the West as being better than the East, simply because it's different. My guess is that most of you guys who say the West is better is because you have never travelled to the West or experienced it before. Just because people do something which might be considered weird in your culture doesn't necessarily make it wrong.
If this question was asked in the East, they would say exactly the same things about the West like you guys are saying about the East.