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    The Japanese word for 'face' is 'tatemae'. And the Japanese word for soul is 'honne'.

    Whereas the American word for 'face' is 'phony'. And the American word for soul is 'sincerity'.

    So 'face' in Japan is positive while the soul is to be apologised for.

    And 'face' in America is an insult while soul is the epitome of acceptance.

    And yet the Americans have invented Facebook. No wonder they feel ambivalent about it.

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    In what world are "face" and "phony" synonyms?
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    In what world are "face" and "phony" synonyms?
    Washington DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoSunshine View Post
    Facebook doesn't make me sad, but I generally have an issue with the new ways people communicate with each other. I tend to think that people spend way too much time facebooking, texting, IMing etc rather than establishing real connections with people and THAT will make you sad.
    This is exactly what makes me sad and very angry at the same time. I don't care if you're eating dinner at the moment! The whole thing engenders superficiality and selfishness. And the majority of the people on FB don't even realize it. A great book on this subject that just came out recently. I think you would be interested in it: http://www.amazon.com/Alone-Together...6454170&sr=1-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Washington DC.
    OMG PATCHES DUN GOT TOLD OFF!!!!!!!!!


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