I want to get your ideas or any suggestions of references (books, articles..) that I can read to help me answer this question:
We all know that westerners are more open while Asian people are more shy and close this is a real characteristic but not saying which one is better. But beside many aspects westerners are learning from Asian, I also observed that westerners have some characteristics that not very popular to Asian, the things they often do that end up making their social develops faster and more modern:
- From very long time before, they make ships and risk their lifes to cross oceans find out new lands. (that's why now US is born, and many asian countries is dominated in the history).
- They find new places in the wilds, build good infrastructures, social and laws.
- Where they go, they can easily determine where is a good place to stay, as good or sometimes better than the local people.
- They quite dare to try new things, get risk of old stuffs and thinkings. Try out new things.
But we also know that westerns social also go through the dark period (when there are kings and not very develop social system), similar as Asian.
So is this because of the genes (DNA) or the type of monkeys they are develop from (so the brain structure different?) or the climate, food, environment differences or the social system, different way of education... ? What are key elements that drive the differences in these two culture, people?
(Please ignore any racist or comparison on who is superior, I know everybody has their own goods) but I just want to find out the reason for these facts. I live in Asia.