Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Board 2

Tomas Rusakovas said… (09 Feb 12, looking at version 1)

Culture differences of time
There are many differences among the cultures and one of them is the idea and comprehension of time. The deepest differences are between American and Not American cultures. Time is like a museum and is handled like a material in Not American culture. Furthermore it is believed that time is divided into discrete segments and that many things are happening at the same time. It is also pointless to make an appointment too far in advance. This is because everything that is planned beyond the week is in the category of future in which plans ten to slip off their minds. One more Not American culture the old – time Navajo believe that time is like space only the here and now is quite real. The future has little reality to it. In Latin America, for example, where time is treated rather cavalierly, one commonly hears the expression, "Our time or your time? It is believed that time does not heal and tradition plays an important role in Not American culture. To add up a five minute delay is not significant which is the opposite of the Americans comprehension of time.
Americans do schedule time and are oriented almost entirely toward the future. Components must add up and time is fixed in nature. Furthermore in American culture early morning calls signal urgency. At the end I must say that Americans believe that time is like a ribbon along which one progresses.

Alik Mirguseinov said… (09 Feb 12, looking at version 1)

Time is not comprehended the same way in different parts of the world. American culture has a different idea of time and its purpose. Apart from Not American cultures, America has more of a material grip over time and tries to use it for personal gain. Americans make plans for the future using time and also divide it into sections, segments to make it more precise. On the other hand, in Not American cultures, time has a less material meaning, its more connected with nature and the flow of time itself, meaning that humans have no control over time, they are just apart of it. To them time is a scripted destiny. Its wast as a museum and they know, that is pointless to plan something in advance.
Getting back to America and its view of time, they have a specific ideal that all components must add up, as in every detail is connected to one another and must be followed like a ribbon along which one progresses. Whereas in Non American countries, this accuracy of events is treated cavalierly and a 5 min. delay is not significant.
The difference in comprehension of time between American cultures and Not American is truly vast. Americans find time as an object which u can use for personal benefit, while non Americans have a easier, more relaxed way about time and its purpose.

Olga Goda said… (09 Feb 12, looking at version 1)

Difference of understanding the time among various cultures.
Each culture has it’s own unique way of understanding and treatment of time. Understanding concepts of time, such as time limits, part of the day, sense of “being on time” and etc. are highly significant when you come into contact with a certain culture.
For example, in American culture it is vitally important to be as precise as time itself. The main idea in the American culture is to keep the time discrete rather that try to succeed at two things at a time. Basically, time is considered to be money. Furthermore, due to the long-run outlook on the result, it is preferred to make appointments minimum one week in advance while giving one a considerate amount of time to prepare themselves or plan something thoroughly beforehand taking any action. Whereas, in the Middle East an appointment made too far in advance might even be forgotten. Because it is regarded as something that will occur in the future, therefore is not substantial in the meantime.
To sum up, everywhere around the world time is treated in diverse ways which might lead to severe misunderstandings between cultures and might even fail businesses or inter-cultural relations. On that ground, concepts of time are considered to be one of the most significant treats of a culture.

Karolis Murauskas said… (10 Feb 12, looking at version 1)

There is different point of view about the time in America and not America countries.The American people are always oriented in future, for them time is handled like a material which is divided into discrete segments and it’s always sheduled. Furthermore, time in America is fixed in nature and is like a ribbon along which one progress. Different understanding is in not America countries. The people understand the time like a museum and it is pointless to make appointments too far in advance. It is acceptable that many things happening at the same time, time is like space it does not heal. It is usual that a five-minute delay interval is not significant and the tradition plays an important role for all not American people. That is the main ideas of time understanding in different cultures.

Birutė Kirtiklytė said… (Yesterday, looking at version 1)

In the text “The Voice of Time” are two different viewpoints of time: American and non- American.
Firstly, American viewpoint of time is oriented into future. Ones always think what will be tomorrow? How to get somewhere on time? It is a permanent rush. And to non-Americans time is like a museum to them an important role plays traditions, a five-minute delay interval is not significant and it is pointless to make appointments too far in advance. But Americans believe that time is something that fixed in nature. And ones have just to deal with it. Secondly, time is dived in to different segments and to non-Americans time is like a space because of this time should be treated cavalierly -it has a power to change or leave everything. Ones believe that time does not heal and it doesn’t value promptness. But according to the text author to Americans time is just “like a ribbon along which one progresses” and there are components which must be add up that everything could move forward and the time could turn in to something material. The author want so say that time is handled like a material. All schedules, frequent watching in to watch, 24 hours partition makes time material. Thirdly, this partition raise opinion that time can be controlled by ones. For example, because of early morning calls signal urgency one can decide that something happened, because he wasn’t expected calls at this time. But according to non-Americans many things happening at the same time and one can’t to control everything.
All in all, time is important part of one’s life which can change everything. Ones plans, ideas, viewpoint.

Tatjana Osokina said… (~11 hours ago, looking at version 1)

Text “The voices of time” reveal different beliefs of two nations: American and non-American. Certain cultures has particular rules on time limits, sense of feeling time etc.
Firstly, Americans plan their time in advance: they always think about tomorrow and are perennially in a rush. Furthermore, in the American cultures they divide time into segments to make it more specific. For example, important meetings or events should be planned at least one week in advance, because everything’s preferred to be scheduled. While in the Middle East it’s pointless to make some plans to the future, the Navajo compare the time with space, they trust that they created by nature and time has no meaning for them. Non-Americans are connected to the ancient traditions and five minute delay is just the dust.
To sum up, time has separate meanings in different cultures. There is a vast distinction between American nation comprehension of time with less civilized, Middle East people.

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