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移民到海外如何尽快融入?据说日本移民官会突击造访,检查家居布置甚至打开冰箱探究里面有多少日本食物。美国主流社会最看重的是宗教信仰,无神论者能扬眉吐气的唯一圣地是顶尖得科研机构。

Actually, many people think you cannot be good without believing in God. Many Americans say that they would not vote for an otherwise qualified atheist to be president – in fact, atheists come off worse in this regard than Mormons, Jews, and homosexuals. When people are asked about who shares their vision of American society, atheists are at the bottom. They are seen as self-interested and immoral, as both potential criminals and snooty elitists.

要融入澳洲,快捷方式大概是热爱体育。譬如不止一个8.90岁的老太太告诉我,所有体育比赛她都爱看!譬如这两天是AFL总决赛(拜AFL的福气,多了一天假期),报纸登载的读者评论都是:等了70年,喜极而泣;我要休假一星期;成年后,现场观赛没有错过1次……

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog Has Its Day

按照以上标准自己只能非主流了,不过也不气馁,因为即便在上海我也早被主流隔绝在外。上海的主流,我的观察是炒房+炒股。

表面上看,西方世界对多元文化很宽容,许多大城市也都争作Melting pot,然而只要是文化就具有排他性。譬如美剧里一个希望得到公众认可的同性恋却毫不掩饰对印度外交官包办婚姻的鄙视;譬如都知道人肉搜索的耶鲁教授Bloom却视 Dalä Lama作道德楷模。

对穆斯林的小心翼翼是源于回应的不可测。

有一个心理测试,摆在被试人面前有两个选择,1是1:1,2是2:3。如果选择1,本人可以拿到1张代金券而另一方(也是被试)也能拿到1张代金券。如果选择2,本人能拿到2张代金券而另一方却能拿到3张代金券。如果你是理性的,应该会选择2,利益最大化呀。然而被试是小朋友,他们几乎都选1,他们不喜欢相对劣势(原文,relative disadvantage)。

小朋友其实一点都不傻,这种策略在成人里也有其不可低估的价值。譬如和你做买卖的若是理性人,你大可以把折扣压到最低,因为还有利可图,对方就一定接受,可TA若是情绪化的“小朋友”呢,你还敢这样做么?

一开始外国人拿狗肉说事,还用赛马针锋相对,现在则一笑了之,如同上海人就是喜欢排长队买鲜肉月饼网红青团,有些文化约定俗成根深蒂固。

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