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  • For me this is the American culture is the only one I've lived and known so I'd say no + 5
  • I'm sure that most people would vote for their native culture, so the Aussies would go for Australian, the Brits would go for British - in fact they'd narrow it down to English, Scottish, Welsh or (Northern) Irish.
  • I think other cultures have a stronger sense of "culture", which produces a certain sense of solidarity
  • Europeans have a so much older culture as do the Chinese and Egyptians, they have to be more interesting.
  • I`m Russian and live in Rissia, and of course, I love my own culture.But I also know and love the cultures of other countries, and the American as well, all they together make my life better and helps me to understand we have very much in common and should live in peace and respect each other
  • I like the european/uk culture. Mainly for the music but the people are so much nicer too.
  • There is a whole bunch of people that think Japan is way better than America's culture, even though they've never been there. These people are called Wapanese. Or a more fitting name, Japanophiles.
  • I think all cultures are interesting and I'm glad there are so many - life is definitely not boring.
  • I was raised in the US but my parents really did raise me like we were still in Belgium. I don't think I fit in either very well. I love cultures from other lands. American culture seems too commercial, too fast and loud., too modern. I love history and traditions and stories. America still seems too new to me to have a well founded culture. And it's got too many different things from everywhere making a distinct culture hard to pin down.
  • if i say yes i'll probably get dr'd but i'm an anthro major pretty much for that reason i think american culture i think probably a bit pessimistic. fast food, shopping, and hollywood. it's too superficial for me.
  • i prefer most other cultures, not a fan of american culture, even though i grew up here.
  • You'd have to define American 'culture'. It's a large, regional nation, without one defining culture.
  • I can experience many different cultures in America. There is no such thing as a single American culture.The US is a melting pot of different cultures.
  • Given that there are a lot of people here from Australia, Canada and Britain to name just a few I think the answer to that is bound to be yes.
  • I prefer ours-Indian:)
  • I prefer the Canadian culture because it's more reasonable (they allow travel to Cuba) and it seems to give consumers priority over corporations (businesses can't sell your information to other businesses without your explicit permission). I prefer the Dutch culture because they recognize same-sex marriages and generally don't criminalize victimless activities.
  • british culture in general i think is declining
  • I'm an anthro major and can't help but be fascinated by American Indian culture (past and present) and Greek culture (past and present). That isn't to say that I don't like American culture, but having been a part of it for 20 years, it becomes interesting to explore other cultures and see what else it out there!
  • Buddhism philosophies are a great guide to live life. As an American I do not adhere to the "bending reed in the river" philosophy (roll with what life throws at you) I would like to think I have more control over my fate. Siddhartha by Hermen Hesse is a great short read about a man's life journey to find happiness which incorporates a lot of Buddhist philosophies.
  • I live in Russia, and of course my own culture is very dear to me, but I can`t imagine my life without world culture.
  • Don't get me wrong - I like many Americans just fine. But American Culture tends to exaggerate things to absurd levels. A couple examples are: 1. Patriotism - it great to be proud of your country and it's contributions to the world but fighting over treatment of the flag, refusing to acknowledge faults etc are just plain childish, I think. . 2. Sensitivity to sex and nudity. Janet Jackson's wardrobe failure. Remember, Breasts don't kill... . 3. America's emotional isolationism. The rest of the world IS out there - you know. . So yes - there are many who prefer other cultures to that of the United States. . +5
  • I enjoy Western European cultures a great deal more than American culture. That and their cars...but that's a different thread.
  • When you consider that a substantial minority of us are from places other than the United States the answer is obviously a resounding "YES".
  • The rest of the world? lol..
  • Well, I think I probably admire countries with very ancient history especially when they have preserved it. I do not like the materialism of American culture; that goes for Canadian and to some extent British too. I do not like the fact that a person can arrive somewhere in a Mercedes, Aston Martin, Porche etc and be welcomed like a long lost friend and be over-pampered and then 2 weeks later drive to the same place in a 2CV and no-one pays attention, in fact they would probably prefer that you didn't turn up at all. It is a sad world when that happens.
  • i love the India ppl and their culture - ironically i am part American Indian LOL
  • I am fascinated by many other cultures.. While I am proud to be American, I think that so many different cultures are so much richer and more beautiful than our own. Some of my favorite are Greek, Italian, Chinese, and Aztek.
  • The wise thing to do is to take the best parts of our culture and repudiate the bad ones, and replace them with good features of other cultures. As an example of what I mean, I live in Ukraine, and although (usually by using Russian) they do have some profane expressions and dirty words, I've gone out of my way not to learn them and it makes life much more pleasant and relaxing. If somebody is cussing out somebody else, I'm not aware of it, and the graffiti can't offend me. On the other hand, Ukrainians and Russians have the besetting sin of class envy (which Obama is trying to inculcate in Americans), and that's a bad thing over here. There is also much more drunkenness. On the other hand, Americans aren't as obedient to their parents and their defiance of all higher authority is an ugly and repugnant thing. This is not multiculturalism--judging all cultures the same. The devil take that! Rather, it is polyculturalism--taking the good from all cultures and rejecting the bad in theirs and in your own.
  • Not particularly. I do enjoy experiencing other cultures, but I tend to prefer those most similar to my own -- much of Europe, the US, Canada and Australia are all pretty similar. I could probably be happy in most of them, but I'm extremely happy here in the US.
  • I love America. I love the culture in Spain and France. People seem to value their life, their passions more than their career. I do prefer that mindset.
  • I live in louisiana and I love our southern culture!! I think it resembles the italian culture, which i am also very found of.
  • uh..ME! American culture is a populist consumption tactic that america builts since people from different cultures had come to inhabit. Culture is the set of a coherent presence of elements that describe the specific- and not another- social/ethnic/indigenous population. For example the culture of Aymara in Andean villages is their music, their food based on maize, their dance traditions, the cloths they wear. Ofcourse contemporary societies form a new kind of culture but as i mentionned before this must be separated from the american model of consumption and spectacle
  • Perhaps you don't read much intentional papers, but America is the most hated country and culture in the world. You can see the american flags burning in almost every country. But Obama, may seem to be able to change America's face. We'll see.
  • I'm American, but I prefer Asian cultures. This is part of the reason I decided to study Anthropology.

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