It has been seen that more often than not the people from the East are rigid in their ideologies and beliefs.
But, if truth be told, variations do exist even though in unpredictable proportions.
The philosophies and beliefs are not really absolute in this day and age of cosmopolitan living.
However, the vital decisions of one’s life are often forced on an individual by the family or community in the east while this is hardly ever the case in the west.
Religion in the eastern society is given more importance than perhaps in the west.
The individual is given more worth in the western society, while it is the community and the family that tops the list in the eastern society.
Both has its sets of pros and cons as the importance given to family forms a support system always available in times of need; the same might not be present to those in the west.In the east, independence comes with “ifs” and “buts” or laden with various other conditions.No individual can be truly independent in the east where the bond with the family precedes anything related to the self.The relationships in the eastern cultures are family centric.Couples for example need to pass through family approvals before taking the step towards something as personal and important as marriage.The importance of religion in the east can be gauged by the events related to religion that still stir societies in this part of the world.To this day there are riots and killings in the name of faith.This is one of the psyches of the East that is not prevalent in the West.A female in the west is free to decide her priorities and something as basic as when to marry or even bear children.The same luxury or right has to be fought for and often not granted to the women in the East.The West is known for its openness and the ease with which several topics are discussed across generations.