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Respect for individual autonomy

Relation to other people

What is the individual's human relationship to other citizenry?
US cultivation regards individuality and understands fulfilment as attained by individualal achievement. Maximizing one's possibilities and capabilities transmutes to a mental obligation.

But although Americans pride themselves on their respect for individual autonomy, many American corporations (in particular in such conventional sectors as banking and insurance) are perceptibly hierarchic. By comparison, in collectivistic Japan, even a chief executive director whose establishment bears his name acknowledges he must fit personal desires against the compatibility of the grouping.

Hominal action

What is the mode of hominian action?
It is claimed that United States society does not provide clear-cut means of achieving self-determination other than through activity and accomplishment, and so goal-attainment becomes substance by which you characterize yourself separate from the grouping. Because other individuals should be able to recognize this accomplishment, it has to be viewable and measurable. Hence financial abundance furnishs one measuring of flourishing action. Within the organization, employees are actuated by promises of progress and status symbolizations overtly assorted with social status such as a superlative company automotive vehicle and a luxuriously fitted place of business.

Buddhist cultivations in South-east Asia which adopt to beliefs in reincarnation hold that the individual is born into his/her nowaday status and circumstances by merit of meritable acts performed in a past life and that struggle in this life may be wasted. By avoiding unrighteous acts and by conserving the harmoniousness of present circumstances, you help your chances of being born into a higher position in your next rebirth.

Hominian activity

What is the temporal centering of anthropomorphic action?
North America is commonly held up as a future-determined social group which believes that the hereafter can be formed and harnessed. Furthermore, the future is certain to be superordinate than the existing just as the present is required to be a melioration on the past. But this placement may be short-term.