Tell me about a concept that only exist in your culture.

In east Asia(China,Japan,Korea) we have some vocabulary about certain concept that only exist in our culture.

For example,        

孝,孝道,孝顺 (Chinese)

親孝行( Japanese)

which in English, they are called  filial piety

 filial piety is a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors.

In more general terms, filial <a href="" title="Piety" style="color: rgb(11, 0, 128); background: none rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">piety</a> means to be good to one's parents; to take care of one's parents; to engage in good conduct not just towards parents but also outside the home so as to bring a good name to one's parents and ancestors;  etc.(

This concept is very important in East Asian country (especially In China)

Also there are ideas known as  仁 (benevolence) (righteousness),are essential in Asian culture as well.

Although these words has translation in English but they are not equivalent!

≠ what ''righteousness'' means in English


so, tell me about a concept that only exist in your culture.

Mar 10, 2017 3:06 PM
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I'm originally from Asia too, but America where I'm living people believe in liberal humanism which means focusing on the well being of each individual over the collective. Everyone, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic, religion..., has a right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. This is not always true regarding to who has power and economic means over other people, but those ideas are the foundations to connect people to form American society. Without those beliefs, I don't see there's a country named "The United States of America".

Your question is very interesting, thanks for asking.

March 10, 2017
Fernweh (Deutsch) = opposite of Homesickness; desire/longing for the distance (English)

March 14, 2017

The filial piety exists in Iranian culture.

I can mention another Iranian cultural items like representing salutation when you want to eat sth. I mean when you want to eat sth, you ask others if they want to try it.

March 14, 2017