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vijayjohn wrote:Staring can be an indicator that you're doing something wrong but certainly doesn't have to be! It could mean you're a social misfit in some way (I obviously am ) or simply that you're in a place where staring is more common.
vijayjohn wrote:I guess people stare because a) road accidents are inherently pretty interesting and b) they're wondering what the hell was backing up traffic for so long! Of course, it is important just to be aware of your surroundings when that happens (and in general). I mean, you don't want to drive into a car that had an accident and make things even worse! Plus I guess there are other complications like making enough room for cops or whatever, and maybe there could be even more complications like having to avoid debris or checking to make sure that nobody involved in the accident needs your help urgently or something.
Osias wrote:But the really "random cultural" note on this is: most Brazilians would regard the scammers who sell the 'invisible' clothes to the emperor/king as heros.
Dormouse559 wrote:Osias wrote:But the really "random cultural" note on this is: most Brazilians would regard the scammers who sell the 'invisible' clothes to the emperor/king as heros.
That's not too surprising. The con-men fit the trickster archetype, so they're not supposed to be villains but rather foils for the arrogant emperor. In the sense that they recognize the emperor's foolishness and do something about it, they aren't all that different from the little boy at the end.
Americans, too, you know. Stick it to the man!Osias wrote:Maybe, but Brazilians have this noticeable trait of idolizing criminals as heroes, the most famous example being Lampião.
Osias wrote:Maybe, but Brazilians have this noticeable trait of idolizing criminals as heroes, the most famous example being Lampião.
Osias wrote:From those, I only know Manson by name and never saw anybody that idolizes him...
That's not the same, our TVs show several American movies and series every single day, I don't yours show many Brazilian movies... I mean we know a lot of American famous people.linguoboy wrote:Well, I've never heard of Lampião.
linguoboy wrote:But let me ask: Is he so universally beloved in Brazil that you incorporated a tribute to him in your Olympic opening ceremonies?
Osias wrote:That's not the same, our TVs show several American movies and series every single day, I don't yours show many Brazilian movies... I mean we know a lot of American famous people.linguoboy wrote:Well, I've never heard of Lampião.
In high school one of my friends was a goth who carried one because she had some kind of skin photosensitivity (and as well partly for the aesthetic). Other than that, it's only ever East Asian women, and rarely at that. I think they should be a thing again.linguoboy wrote:Parasols! (I.e. umbrellas when it's not raining.) When's the last time you've seen someone use one?
These were not really a thing growing up. People carried them on tv shows set in the Wild West. If you saw someone with an open umbrella on a sunny day, you thought they just had some weird aversion to sunlight. Now I see someone wielding one almost every day. It's almost always on campus and the person is invariably East Asian in appearance. If I overhear them speak, the language is usually Mandarin. So I guess they're still a thing in China? What about other parts of Asia?
That white folks at least are hypersensitive about staring, for reasons I never fully understood. There's a weird dynamic (that autistic folks must find baffling) where staring any less than the required amount is incredibly rude and felt to be a snub, whereas staring any more is creepy and stalkerish. And even then, the right amount varies, so you just have to know. It's one of those "that's just the way it is" rules like that pointing with the index finger (at something far away, not even a person) is rude, but gesturing with the whole hand isn't, because reasons.What were you taught about staring?
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