In some areas, the world can change very fast but in others, it can lag behind. It sounds cliché, I know, but it's true.

Whether we're talking about the Western World or any other place, each society has its own problems and shortcomings. Discussing these delicate subjects isn't easy, either. Emotions can heat up such arguments very fast.

But it looks like Twitter user @ewgraiam found a way to get people together for a civilized chat: they asked nicely and offered a microphone. Turns out, it was all they needed to talk in peace about all the cultural things that could be changed to make the world a better place.

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Pearl
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1 month ago

"Daddy issues" is the most sexist label ever..

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According to one study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, people tend to copy other people's choices, even when they know that those people did not make their choices freely, and when the decision does not reflect their own actual preferences. That's how powerful social norms can be.

Imagine you have witnessed a man rob a bank but then he gives the stolen money to an orphanage. Do you call the police or leave the robber be, so the orphanage can keep the money?

Researchers posed this moral dilemma to 150 participants recruited online in their first experiment. But before people made their choice, the researchers also presented information about how similar participants in a previous experiment had imagined acting during this scenario.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

stop teaching girls to be ashamed of their bodies !! teach boys how to behave around girls !!

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

every job should provide livable wages !!!

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

yeah !! be a "man" !! be an emotionless robot. sure !! toxic masculinity is extremely destructive and has to stop !!

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"Half of our participants were told that most other people had imagined reporting the robber. The remaining half were told that most other people had imagined not calling the police," Campbell Pryor and Piers Howe, the co-authors of the study, said.

"Crucially, however, we made it clear to our participants that these norms did not reflect people's preferences. Instead, the norm was said to have occurred due to some faulty code in the experiment that randomly allocated the previous participants to imagining reporting or not reporting the robber."

However, the participants followed the social norms of the previous people, even though they knew they were entirely arbitrary and did not reflect anyone's actual choices.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago (edited)

educating a child is being an example !! if you don't apologize when you're wrong or hurt them, they won't. kids are human beings. not pets !

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

cashiers don't work standing here in Europe !!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Too right.

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"A series of subsequent experiments, involving 631 new participants recruited online, showed that this result was robust. It held over different participants and different moral dilemmas. It was not caused by our participants not understanding that the norm was entirely arbitrary," the researchers explained.

Whether or not this is a good thing largely depends on the situation. For instance, social norms are being used to encourage pro-social behavior and have been successfully used to promote healthy eating, increase attendance at doctor appointments, reduce tax evasion, increase towel reuse at hotels, decrease long-term energy use, and increase organ donor registrations.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

yeah !! boys will be boys, unless they are educated. then they can become men

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

women are not decorative objects and don't have to please you !! respect their feelings !!

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Abhinc
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1 month ago (edited)

the customer is always right considering their taste or choice. not their attitude !! cashiers and waiters / waitresses still deserve respect. the way people treat them is a great way to find out what kind of person they are btw

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KJ
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1 month ago

I had a teacher that wouldn't give breaks many years ago, I begged to be excused but was refused, accidentally threw up at her desk when I couldn't hold it in anymore, got detention for that.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

and then calling moms or stay at home women "lazy" ... doesn't make sense

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

If it's Gods will for kids to suffer and die of starvation, cancer etc then God is a f*****g Sadist. I HATE it when people say s**t like that, heard it many times after an ectopic pregnancy.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

According to the Guttmacher Institute, almost half (45%) of U.S. pregnancies in 2011 were unintended !! a bit less religion / a bit more education would certainly be useful. let's not even talk about STDs ...

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Auntriarch
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1 month ago

Still?!

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Pearl
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1 month ago

Forcing religion on anyone is wrong.

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

this !!! don't teach girls to be ashamed of their bodies. teach boys how to behave. and if you're an adult who is uncomfortable disturbed or aroused when you see a girl's shoulder or belly you definitely shouldn't be allowed to work in a school

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

respect is definitely mandatory but it has to go both ways !! kids are human beings. not pets !! if you don't teach them how to say no when they don't agree / don't want to do something they won't be able to say no to a possible future abuser. if you don't show them their feelings or opinions matter they will be taken advantage of for sure

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

A sailor isn't afraid of the red sea. Dutch saying.

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Carol Emory
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1 month ago

My husband's former boss would not hire anyone with facial tattoos or piercings (hair he didn't care about so much.) His reasoning was that some of his senior citizen customers might feel uncomfortable around them. I could see that...but at the same time...just because they got those done doesn't make them bad people or workers. I can understand it being unnerving.

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Netherlands: "Working 38 hours per week is too stressful and leaves us with almost no free time. We're switching to 30 hours per week."

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

their body their choice !! don't force them if they don't want to !! teach them consent

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Abhinc
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1 month ago (edited)

thank you european "socialism" for treating people with respect by giving them paid sick days or paid maternity leaves !!

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Troux
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1 month ago

Worse yet, someone seeing their error and changing their mind as a sign of being weak or fickle.

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Viviane
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1 month ago

I was super impressed by my husband's aunt when her teenage son discussed politics with her. She disagreed with him, but ever so respectfully. She calmly and firmly gave her rebuttals. My parents would have pretty much told me to shut up and that I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Troux
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1 month ago

I think we generally need to stop associating people's private lives with their professional ones. People shouldn't have to resign or be fired because they had an affair - let them sort their private matters out in their own time keep doing what they are good at.

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Carol Emory
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1 month ago

And who decided that hugging another man is considered cheating on your boyfriend. I hug my friends because I care about them...not because I want to sleep with them.

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Jj321
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1 month ago

My husband was forced to eat foods he didn't like, I wasn't. One of us is an extremely picky eater and it isn't me. Our kids are never forced to eat stuff they don't like.

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1 month ago

There's a flip side to this, where you end up with 27 year olds still living at home with mommy doing their laundry, not because rent is too expensive, but because their parents have enabled them to feel like they are their little angel forever. At 18 you should be able to *want* to move out without feeling like you *need* to move out, and know you are able to function in society while knowing you have support for the things you don't know yet.

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Jro308
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1 month ago

maybe they are old and don't know what they are talking about but you can still be respectful in your manner and words and you have every right to walk away as well. I just get angry when I see someone screaming in the face of an elderly person. Also they grew up in a different time, many say things that they don't understand could be considered rude or racist. I had a conversation with a much older man and he called a certain Asian group a term I considered derogatory. I stopped him and said that word isn't acceptable anymore and you should not use that, please use this instead. He stopped and said well that's what we called them and I said I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate being called that and if you want to continue this conversation you can't use that word again. He kept talking and then stopped and said what word am I supposed to use again? He tried! If he had said the inappropriate word again I would've just walked away.

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