Andrey (azangru) wrote,

This reminded me of my own bristling at the "why should you read X" video titles by TED:

A long time ago, I was talking to some of my closest friends after they had traveled abroad. They had just recently come back to the United States and shared a small story of culture shock. The punch line?

"I had never realized how much Americans like to should you to death."

Now, whether this is actually a property of American culture—or perhaps a property of the company we keep—is not a point I wish to belabor. The point is that, as humans, we love to talk about what other people should be doing.


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