What I Read Online – 06/13/2012 (p.m.)

14 Jun
    • Because of the Asian fixation on honor, we learn to pursue achievements as a means to “save face.” Face is the equivalent of how one is seen or judged by another in the Asian culture. When people talk about how Asian cultures are shame-based, they’re referring to the concern one has for what others think about him or her.
    • Shame, by contrast, is a perverse and distorted belief that we are inherently unworthy of love. Consequently when you feel shame, instead of wanting to be corrected, you feel you deserve to be persecuted, punished, and tormented. A shame-based person doesn’t know how to feel healthy guilt.
    • Christ offers forgiveness and mercy with the power to break the bonds of cultural shame.

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