Article Summary Essay
March 8, 2015
In the article "Understanding American Worldview," the author J. LaVelle Ingram explains the cross cultural differences between Americans and immigrants. It also informs immigrants the atypical worldview of the American country they are adopting. Hence, these set of worldviews are categorized in five dimensions.
In America, the first identified dimensions of worldview is that time focuses on the future instead of the past. Living for-the-moment and living according to the past are both perceived as inappropriate by American standards. Americans live in the future and find it crucial save money for their retirement or for their children’s education. On the other …show more content…
The fifth identified dimension of worldview is that what one does or accomplishes, is more important than the way they conduct themselves. A person's job is highly important in determining one's relative value in the society. Athletes and celebrities conduct themselves the way they want to because they are rich but nonetheless, they…