“… So near the United States”
"Poor Mexico, so far from God, so near the United States," a famous phrase of an important president in Mexico: Porfirio Diaz. What I meant to imply with thisstatement Porfirio Diaz was still so bear to the United States, our country will not develop and that God is so far to help us. We say that cultural exchange is great because we as Mexicans haveadopted certain cultural aspects of United States. In a way it is, our way of eating, dressing and speaking has changed and this goes forward year after year. As new generations appear more obvious thisadaptation. A how shortly we will lose our customs and traditions because only now are the older generation who still remain. If we move into the past many years, cultures were equally different and wewere conquered by various European countries and if we go back we realize that it is little difference. Both barriers are broken little by little, though of course most distinguishes us is the greatpower of development in what we Mexicans disadvantage.
What will always distinguish Mexico from the United States is: its society, Mexicans are more hospitable and supportive while Americans aremore conservative and cold.United States tends to be highly individualistic, for example, if you hear an American speak about his family just talk about the members of a familiar pattern: mother,father and children, but when you ask a Mexican about his family will answer with a large number of people: mom, dad, children, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews,great-grandparents 'comadres', 'compadres' and even the pet. Thus Mexico is more dependent on their social environment while Americans think that nobody is indispensable. Americans are all alike, no matter theirage, gender or position, but the Mexicans if they make distinctions and classification, for example, although it says that no longer exists, although it still discriminates against women in areas of...
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