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We Want To Be Right (Part 2)

Hosted by the Consul of the Beijing Mindful Psychology Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 01 Dec 18:30 - 20:30

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In our previous meetings we discussed human interaction… “Man is by nature a social animal” said Aristotle, although people differ in their needs of social interactions (e.g. extroverted v. introverted). Last time we wondered why we conform? To be accepted or to avoid (social) ‘mistakes’. Is conformity (or individualism) good or bad?

In the next meeting we will keep exploring the conformity and compare West v East Culture on the topic. When is it too much? “Depression is the reward we get for being 'good' (Marshall Rosenberg). On the other hand “citizenship” is a need for more of us and driver of happiness. How much we have or want to conform in order to achieve individual self-realization? As most of us are international and we live in different countries and interact with people of different cultures, discussing the well –known Hofstede dimensions (power distance, individuality v collectivism, masculinity v femininity,...) is a good way to better understand ourselves, the place we are and people around us. In particular in China and Asia we can hear from locals on the nuances and differences between collectivism and relationalism (and Guanxi) proposed by Kwang-Kuo Hwang.
We will discuss all the above and much more, …as usual with professionalism but we do not need to be professional to attend.
Be ready to have a lot of fun together!