Originally posted by rock&rollHi Summer ..How r u doing?
Ok here's my take on this...This whole survey seems like a crap study done by me to pass faltu time ..no clue why they undertake these researches...who funds them and in whose vested interest it is to give out these kinds of results...wonder what was the sample population and from which section of society they were taken...were there equal number of Asians,Euorpeans and ppl from all continents or did it stick to ppl from a certain number of countries alone?
the criteria for the study looks a little odd.The four criteria are
ability to befriend locals, success in learning the local language, capacity for integrating themselves into the community, and ease in which they fit into the new culture
Well,criteria 2 is almost wholly dependent of criteria 1...so that means English speaking ppl moving into English speaking nations are at aclear advantage here(explains the presence of Australia and New Zealand at the top).Criteria 1 and 2 together are majorly responsible for criteria 3 and 4...so there goes the whole survey
I personally think people are the same everywhere.they are equally friendly...the way of expressing friendhsip and concern could differ from culture to culture and nation to nation..Like in India we are very expressive and vocal...but that's it...
Yes Professor I agree with you.
This survey is more for European expatriates trying to go overseas to either work or settle down.
Normally if we are quite nice then the world will treat us the same too. However it is up to us to understand the culture, background etc of the people we visit.
One thing that may starkly stand out in India is the fact that there is a huge population and most are basically pretty tolerant and accomodative. A few nasty individuals prevails in all countries definitely.
Yes people are just people, but some countries are less safe than others.
There is just too much crime and killings in some countries and we should take note of that.