I'm an uncultured/sheltered American...

Zillow Group qpwoeirutl
Jun 11 22 Comments

Should I visit India? Will it help me become more cultured and/or gain some global perspective? How can I become more enlightened about the privilege I live with?

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  • Microsoft cheinebs
    According to many Blind folks, India has the best education and US education sucks big time. So it is a no brainer - visit the schools and learn from them.
    Jun 11 6
    • SolarWinds AnEngineer
      It's a numbers game and "average" really doesn't matter. I don't know about India but the top 1% of the most recent graduating engineers in China is more people than all engineering graduates in the US.
      Jun 11
    • Amazon blindError
      Yeah the large numbers are real, but you have some innumerate Indians who disparage Americans because their top 0.1% do better than the median American.

      The top 1% of Americans do better than the top 0.1% of Indians and the top 50% of Americans do better than the top 5% of Indians. American students and schools are better at every percentile by an order of magnitude.

      But sure, when you have a billion people you have a lot of people who are in your top 0.1%.
      Jun 11
    • Glassdoor dave7
      Source: "According to many Blind folks" 🤣
      Jun 11
    • Amazon Bill.
      🤔🤣@AnEngineer, that would mean they graduate 100x as many as in the US.

      I believe it is closer to 10x for engineering/stem graduates.

      https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/higher-education-in-china-has-boomed-in-the-last-decade
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      What is so funny about it? Blind folks are self claimed high IQ people. They seem to know everything very well including how to date, solving marriage troubles and politics. Do you think they are lying or ignorant? How rude!!

      Some also mentioned Americans are lazy and dumb and engineers in India are so much better than American engineers. That must be true. India probably has many more billion dollar software companies than US. It is a simple math. India has so many more CS grads and avg quality is higher = thousands of Jeff Dean like engineers in India.

      They had been nice so far though. Once they decide to make money, all of American tech companies will go bankruptcy due to severely inferior talents here. We should beg for mercy.
      Jun 12
  • Google lowprofil
    Not if you're a white female. Risk of being sexually assaulted is real.
    Jun 11 5
    • Apple vcgh
      +1
      Jun 11
    • Amazon blindError
      Statement is still true without the word "white"
      Jun 11
    • Google / Other
      fuXh50

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      fuXh50more
      Yep stay away if you’re female or only go with a male travel companion
      Jun 11
    • Google lowprofil
      I think yes.. It is true for any female. But if you have blonde hair, blue eyes.. Look a bit naive and are on your own, I think the risk is significantly higher.
      Jun 11
    • Amazon
      madarrr

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      madarrrmore
      And then Indian origins say why others hate them. Well, it's the baggage of stereotypes and history 🇮🇳
      Jun 13
  • eBay ghsoibv
    Why India? Why not Middle East or Latin America (Guatemala/HondurasVenezuela etc?)
    Jun 11 1
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      He wants to come home alive.
      Jun 11
  • Red Hat EmGA16
    Travel the world go to developing and underdeveloped countries that should give you some perspective
    Jun 11 1
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      madarrrmore
      There're 195 countries in the world.
      Jun 13
  • Oath Atinlay2
    I hear the DR is nice this time of year. Try the mini-bar!
    Jun 11 2
    • eBay ghsoibv
      Hehe.. throw up for a day and die??
      Jun 11
    • Oath Atinlay2
      It’s culture!
      Jun 11
  • TribalScale / Product kCOpZ4HkIi
    you don't have to start so big. try volunteering at your local shelters or nearby hospitals. i learned a lot about life and perspective by talking to people who don't have much and listening to their life stories. you'll be so surprised to hear about people who lost their jobs, who left their home countries and even their families to start a new life... everyone has an amazing story and different take on life, you just have to look beyond your immediate surroundings.
    Jun 11 0
  • Zillow Group Sr. Troll
    Awesome troll post, keep the good work
    Jun 11 0