American Community Truths

[Excerpt from TT: 2002-04-25]

[ClaireN] What communal truths do we Americans have that are distinct from other countries/cultures?

[M_Entity] Some of the more distinct Community Truths (which are merely clusters of shared Personal Truths), are: Be Friendly, But Not Intimate; Never Touch; Find Superficial Tastes as a Means to Identify Potential Mates and Confidants; Do Not Be Yourself, if the Risk of Loss is Too High; Never Reveal Too Much; Being Financially Responsible is a Sign of A Responsible Person or Family; Do Not Be Poor; It Is Better To Sacrifice Than to Be Happy; Family is Not Defined Biologically; Sexuality, Race, Gender are Adequate in Defining a Community. And more…