Personal action and temporal centering

Relation to other citizenry

What is the individual's human relationship to other citizenry?
United States attitude views individuality and sees fulfilment as increased through personal action.

Maximizing one's possibilities and capacities becomes a mental responsibility. But although Americans pride themselves on their regard for individual independence, more American business concerns (in particular in such longstanding sectors as finance and insurance) are perceptibly hierarchical. By comparing, in collectivistic Japan, even a chief executive whose institution bears his name accepts he must fit individualal desires against the harmoniousness of the grouping.

Hominal action

What is the modality of anthropomorphic activity?
It is claimed that United States culture does not offer limpid means of achieving self-determination other than through activeness and achievement, and so goal-achievement becomes substance by which you qualify yourself separate from the group.

Because other persons should be competent to recognize this achievement, it has to be visible and measurable. Hence financial wealthiness furnishs one measuring of flourishing action. Inside the establishment, employees are motivated by promises of advancement and status signals overtly consorted with position such as a premium company automobile and a richly fitted business office.

Buddhist cultivations in South-east Asia which adopt to beliefs in rebirth hold that the individual is born into his/her existing status and destiny by moral excellence of meritable acts performed in a former life and that struggle in this life may be worthless. By precluding wicked acts and by upholding the compatibility of nowaday circumstances, you support your probability of being born into a upgraded position in your next reincarnation.

Hominian activeness

What is the temporal centering of human activity?
United States of America is ordinarily held up as a future-orientated society which believes that the future can be predetermined and disciplined. Furthermore, the future is bound to be superordinate than the existing just as the present must to be an advance on the past. But this position may be short-term.