Over the years I have come across the same complaints, generalizations and the same mimimi on social networks and in everyday life. I have written several articles trying to explain people about generalizations, relativity and focusing on positive things, but unfortunately it seems that people do not learn.
I was also complaining about the situation in Brazil, although I have convincing reasons, I noticed that it really is a waste of time and I started to focus on good things, although I still have some disgust and fear of Brazil, but for cultural aspects. The point is that I can hardly read social media comments without anyone complaining and disagreeing in general and with nonsensical points.
I don't want to waste my time talking about it again, the focus of this article is to try to show exactly that there are people who don't follow the same pattern, people are different so it is normal for disagreement as well as the reason for disagreement. I want to try to analyze how focusing on good things instead of bad things will improve your life in all aspects.
From all countries and people in the world, we can take good and bad examples, but as this site is focused on Japan and Japanese culture, we will try to use examples related to Japan.
People are not accepting good examples
There are several pages on Facebook and sites that propagate good examples of Japanese or other countries, but it seems that some Brazilians are in pain to see someone praising another country, instead of trying to copy the example they are mimimi, generalizing and looking for defects.
One of the main subjects these mimizentos use to disagree with a publication or article is an example that he experienced. I got tired of talking about things being relative, people urgently need to stop focusing on an example or the minority example.
- People complaining about Brazil not being that way;
- People praising and talking about Japanese education;
- People saying that Japanese were dirty, disgusting and that the post was fiction;
I do not think it is wrong to complain about the cultural situation in Brazil in relation to public cleaning, if we do not do this, it will continue as it is. Only some take it too seriously to the end of Brazil, and now when I look back I see that I was doing the same thing. I also don't think people should imagine a perfect Japan, because it is far from being.
But these arguments that Japanese people are dirty and pigs to try to reduce the problem of cleanliness in our country is hilarious. Some even take up the issue of suicide to try to minimize the situation of Brazil in the post. Ironically the post at no time talks about Brazil or anything like that. Since when is praising a country the same as criticizing Brazil?
The mimizentos are not wrong, but they are not right
It is obvious that there are dirty Japanese and pigs, many and mainly hikikomori they do not take care of the internal cleaning of their house and live on appearances. Not only related to cleanliness or Japan, but where there are good people there are also bad people, people are not the same!
Of course, culturally speaking, the vast majority will follow a certain standard, and the Japanese do follow strict standards of education and honesty. At no time does it mean that there will be no people who deviate from this pattern both publicly and in secret. I don't think anyone is used to following rules or doing something they don't like.
Back to the post about cleaning. After comments saying that a Japanese house was filthy, some smart person commented:
The difference between Brazilian and Japanese is exactly there. Japanese don't mind living in a dirty or disorganized house. Because it doesn't bother anyone. The dirt is his. From the door in, it's his problem. The Brazilians, on the other hand, are the opposite. If my house is clean, get it out there.
This thought also applies perfectly to the conversation we are having in this article. We can take the aspects of cleanliness out and reflect the type of person we should be, always aiming at others and not ourselves.
Both the positive and negative aspects of each country need to be balanced on a scale. Even though Brazil is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, there are still honest and humble Brazilians. And just as Brazil has a reputation for being warm to each other, it is easy to find the opposite, because not all people are the same!
When you see a post praising Brazil or some foreign country, try to reflect on the council instead of trying to complain! If you see a person complaining madly using generalized arguments and erroneous and partial ideas, try to share this article for that person to reflect on. We also recommend reading: