Hi Everybody,

My name is Miryam 19 years old, from Arabic country which is UAE.

Because I am not a foreigner and not from Western country, I need your help.

I have a critical thinking course, and my Swiss doctor gave us a question which is

"Is Western Culture beneficial to Arab?"

He means that can Arab get good things from the western culture? Almost all my friends said no, but I said yes strongly, because I strongly believe that people can learn from each other every time.

The big problem for me is that I don't know that much about western culture. I asked one of my friends from Holand and he gave me these topics without that much of explanations... so please I need a help.

· Nobody dies from hunger

· High standards of hospitals

· Technology

· Freedom of thinking

· freedom of press and so on

I need more positive topics about western culture with explanations.



Please no need to talk about the relationship between man and woman.



I have only 5 days, please help

Thanks for your help in advance

Hi Miryam

It appears to me that you are asking other people to do all the thinking for you. Do a search on the Internet about how one thinks for one's self. Follow up on the topics given to you by your friend in Holland and figure out what you think about those things.

Do a search on "critical thinking", and determine what you have to do for your homework.

You have four days left to get it done.

I have tremendous respect for those who make an effort to think for themselves. They are few!

The outcomes of your efforts will be much more beneficial to you in the long (and short) run.

A+
hi friend,

thanx for your reply, but I am not asking them to do my homework, I am really doing a stong research on the traditions and culture of western, but I didn't find things that I am looking for.

google gave me about the original of the language and many things that I really don't need and I dont have time to read I have other 6 courses. Can you imagine how busy I am!!

ok then, I want headlines and then I will explain it by myself

but I need to know what are these positive things in western culture

Really, no body want to help??!!

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G'day Miryam,
I think your statement that we can always learn from each other is a very good one. We can all learn from the culture of others even if it is from their mistakes. I personally think that the most important thing we have in western culture is freedom of expression. Because of this people have the right to speek up about injustices and so there is less injustice. Because of free speech women have the same rights as men. People who have disabilities have better services and people are free to follow any religion. There are many other good things that come as a result of freedom of expression but there is a down side as well. There is alot of horrible and damaging stuff also available to be read or seen.
Education in the west is available for everyone up to a certain level, then each country has different systems in how they provide higher education.
In the west people are free to divorce, this means we have a high divorce rate but it also means that people are not trapped in a violent or unhappy marriage.
A thought.
In Australia we have many many people from Arab countries try to emigrate here. Why do they want to migrate to a western country and not a closer arab country if western culture is not appealing? Do many westerners want to migrate to Arab countries?

Robyn TerriG'day Miryam,


Because of free speech women have the same rights as men. People who have disabilities have better services.

Education in the west is available for everyone up to a certain level, then each country has different systems in how they provide higher education.


Dear friend , thanx a lot for the informations but we have those things which I quoted in UAE.

But here also we can divorce, but Islam advises us to use divorce as a final solution.

Thanx a lot for the informations. Emotion: smile