The Friendship First Philosophy to Save the World from Conflict

In this podcast, we will explain the friendship first philosophy in the East. Avoiding arguments and debate is another hallmark of Eastern thought that a lot of Westerners find hard to comprehend. In the West, we are almost encouraged to debate so we can come to a conclusion on a matter. This way of thinking is incorrectly believed to be universal. Westerners often think that the way they think is the same for everyone else. This is a clumsy way of viewing the world. Both East and West cognitively evolved differently which influenced their social structures, philosophies, religions, language, and basic world view. In the West, debate was a natural byproduct of analytical thinking and individualism. While in the East, avoiding debate based on the foundation of friendship first was a natural byproduct of holistic thinking and collectivism.

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