Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Growing lovesickness in Europe and China

More and more young people, around the age of 27 to 35 moan about lovesickness. Of course everybody knows that this feeling is a part of life. But it is also part of life that after some time of moaning people find a new partner with whom they relate.

The fact I talk about is relevant in so far as more and more of those people also complain about the shortness of their relationships. This means a love relationship lasts not so long as it did before. The people in Germany therefore already talk about “Generation lovesickness”.

Of course there are many reasons for this development in society and yet one can say that the speed, fragmentation and the essential change of the work is one main reason for that. People live in a spiral of always getting faster, higher, richer and so on. There is no ……..

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Sex in ancient China…….

was meant:

  • to feel sexual enjoyment
  • to experience health development
  • and for reproduction.

There is a very old tradition in understanding sexuality like this and to practice certain sexual skills.

When talking to young Chinese I often ……….

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The gap between two cultures is not a gap

In Indonesia I once visited a small island called Sumba. It is famous for its wonderful, powerful, small horses and famous for its tradition of burried people in the middle of the village.

Since years people of Sumba get accustomed to Christian religion. One thing which astonished me all over Indonesia was the fact that often both traditions were accepted at the same time, the Christian and the old Animistic believe-tradition (Marapu). Here an example:

A very old couple decided …………

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Money is not all

The economic and cultural change goes rapidly in China. Some may call it a cultural clash, some may call it just development, some may call it a political challenge, some may all it not acceptable or what ever.

Fact is that in contrast to other cultural change just like in India the Old and the New often exist side by side. Without any connection. You might get the impression of some underlying implicit protest which is hidden in such fotos as shown in the article below. Or you might get the impression of just “Both together”. Just like: it is like this.

Interesting is the idea of how strong the attachment to the old tradition is. ANd the fight for this traditional attachment. In this case, people were offered more than € 150 000 but refused to take the money.

So also in China money does not rule all.

Even if you cannot read German. Look at the fotos and you will understand.

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On Chinese Body Thinking

when you are hungry you eat. when you are tired you sleep. ….what

does you astonish about this perspective? 😉

This book uses Western philosophical tradition to make a case for a form of thinking properly associated with ancient China. The book’s thesis is that Chinese thinking is concrete rather than formal and abstract, and this is gathered in a variety of ways under the symbol “body thinking”. The root of the metaphor is that the human body has a kind of intelligence in its most basic functions. When hungry the body gets food and eats, when tired it sleeps, when amused it laughs. In free people these things happen instinctively but not automatically.
The metaphor of body thinking is extended far …
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