Jan 23, 2010, 2:37 PM
Post #22 of 33
This thread's contents leaves my viewpoint, somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Re: [robt65] Time is not money in Mexico.
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On one hand, am aware that some Mexicans hold a cultural yardstick/ value judgement that as a people, 'we work to live'.
Their critical and often well-voiced preception is that some peoples north of the Mexican border, ' live to work'. Mostpeople of my friendship/acquaintenance in Mexico hold this particular cultural standard, to be 'superior'.
Conversely, north of the border, some people evaluate Mexican business practices etc. as 'low productivity' against their own practices especially in regards to efficiency coefficients and industry standards. They in turn, hold their cultural standard on this topic, to be 'superior'.
Superior verses superior.
Both viewpoints being culturally entrenched. Hardly a platform, for compromise.
Compromise, in my opinion, being the way forward in conflict resolution.
Others would argue, compromise, is weakness, a backward position, even.
I perceive most economic/cultural issues, from both sides as best as my understanding goes. Trouble seems, compromise is not nearly as popular, or as economically desirable as other strategies.