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Posted by c glover (U14423306) on Wednesday, 14th April 2010
After living and working in France I still wonder?
Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Thursday, 15th April 2010
I feel we have more in common with the French than we have differences. We are both former colonial powers, anxious to preserve our national cultures faced with modern-day American cultural imperialism, although this is worse for the French because it is English-based. We both think that basically ours is the best country!
It's a pity, then, that our two countries have suffered for centuries from mutual incomprehension.
Posted by Poppy55 (U10228702) on Friday, 16th April 2010
I found quite interesting both of cultures and development, and I have to admit I love both .
Your UK culture have the vision french dont. You are more audacious and a vision towards the futur that make you to do lot of things. We can see that in your history, for this reason your country became very strong during the colonies. But your materialism and love for money sometimes make you to fail. well nothing is perfect
French are more visceral and used to habits and although they have also big ideas they dont have the vision and willing that you have. That is why from being a very strong country centuries before, they are in second place today. They think too much about what to do. Lot of philosophers and thinkers but few concrete things.
And I think that is why you love and hate because reciprocally, both of you like the qualities each culture is missing.
That is why I like to be here, I have the best of both cultures
Posted by alanseago (U14475419) on Sunday, 23rd May 2010
I have lived for 35 years in England and 35 years in France. We have far more in common than most, on either side would admit. We both congratulate ourselves for having brought civilisation to the world but, in both cases it was but a bi-product of colonisation. The French see French as the universal language, the English see English as the language almost everybody speaks.
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