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Is there a Rise of American Stoicism, American " Inshallah", and possibly American "Shoganai"

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I NEVER CAN SAY "GOOD-BYE" to SHOGANAI (After all)--Part 2


NOTE:   Part 1   of   "I   NEVER CAN SAY "GOOD-BYE" to SHOGANAI (After all)"   can be found at



By Kevin Stoda,   Middle East, East Asia, USA


     Last month, I began writing this series entitled, I   NEVER CAN SAY "GOOD-BYE" to SHOGANAI (After all).   I had originally intended to write on the topic of "shoganaism" (or the "It can't be helped" syndrome) in the Middle East and Asia almost a decade ago.   At that time I had realized that Asians, whether living in far-flung Japan or the Middle East--like Kuwait and the UAE--had far more in common culturally than I had imagined. Since that time, I have seen the same sort of stoicism as having surfaced more-and-more in the West, as well, in recent decades.


Let me begin by noting that Middle Easterner are high context cultures who rely on building relationships over time in order to do business. [1]


"High -context cultures are characterized by extensive information networks among family, friends, associates, and even clients."


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