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Time is understood very differently across cultures

Our Understanding of time may differ between different cultures in quite significant ways. Time is seen in a particularly different way by Western and Eastern cultures.

For example, being late is an accepted "behavior" in most less-developed Asia, Mediterranean, and Arab countries But Such habits, would be "disrespectful" in Japan, United States of America, England, etc

Writing Time 

Researchers have discovered that the direction of your writing determines how you 'align' the arrow of time. When asked to organize a chain of events from the earliest to the latest, English readers arranged them left to right, Chinese top to bottom and Arabic right to left, Just like how they set up their alphabet.

On Schedule 

Being “on time” in time-conscious cultures like North America and Northern Europe refers to expected delays of less than one minute (±) while in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries delays 'up to fifteen minutes' is still considered “on-time”.

You'll Believe it when you See it 

Aymara people of the Andes consider visual evidence remarkably important. Their grammar even shows whether you personally saw something happen (-vna), or learned about it (-tayna). This dramatically shapes their view of time.

Let's calculate a Schedule! 

In Ethnic culture, old people believe that there is a good time and a bad time for doing something, especially regarding some big events such as a wedding, buying a house

They calculate (based on some parameters) to determine when is the best time for such activities for certain people (the parameters include a birth date).

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