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Today people will do just about anything to get what they want People walk all over co-workers to get where they want this viscous sense of individualism has affected the American psyche Dr Donald Johnson wrote In our notion of society we tend to think of individuals as the basic building blocks Social structure is shaped to serve our personal needs we are all players in a game of checkers where each man can jump any other man and become king These concepts of the good society make it difficult indeed for much student empathy with a society in which caste structure is as normal as the rotation of the earth around the sun We therefore tend to present caste as a problem to be solved rather than as an institution that cemented society together In this he is saying that Americans have become so involved in their personal needs and do not really care much about the society as a whole Americans are obsessed with success and will do just about anything to get their success Americans are always trying to live the American dream and keep up with the Jones no matter what they say they are trying to keep up Americans know that our society is designed for us to advance in life and we take advantage of it You would think that if one person succeeds that they will help others out but that does not always happen Americans are always striving for a better life they can not seem to understand how being born into a certain caste and then not being able to move up in the world is feasible We are too set in our values and do not really take the time to try and understand other countries value systems which lead to stereotypes that we take to be Gospel Americans seem to look down on the caste system because
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