Comparison and Contrast Between Saudis and Canadians Culture
All humans are enigmatic in nature, due to the fact that culture in different countries is so different and yet so similar. Every culture has a district characteristics that make it different or unique from every other culture. Some differences are evident like language, religion and political structure. Others can be so subtle that making an adjustment is so complex. Today I'm going to write about the cultural differences and the cultural similarities between Saudis and Canadians. Although there are some minors similarities between them such as, devotion to work and recklessness, today I'm going to discuss in depth the cultural differences between them like greeting customs and mentalities.
The first cultural similarities between Saudis and Canadians is their devotion to work. Mainly, Canadians are hard working people. They do their best at work because the way they work reflects their personalities. Like Canadians, Saudis are considered devoted and loyal when it comes to work because Islam tell the to be so. For example, in the same way that Canadians never leave work until they are done, Saudis strictly do the same.
The second cultural similarities between them is recklessness. Generally, just as Canadians do not take in consideration the risks or the consequences of their actions, Saudis do not calculate the risks or the stupidity of what they are going to do. For instance, when you ask a Saudi person do you want to go skydiving?. He is mostly going to say sure without hesitation or thinking. Like the Saudi, a Canadian person is going to do so.
Although there are some minors similarities between them, there are numerous cultural differences between Saudis and Canadians. The first cultural differences that Saudis notice about Canadians is their greeting customs. Although the greeting is one of the simplest human communications, both of them have different methods of greetings each other. The main reason is that Canadians use verbal greetings, while Saudis use verbal and non-verbal greetings. As an example, Saudis greet each other by saying Peace Be Upon You ( Asalam Alaikom ), while they huge or hold hands. In contrast, Canadians do not huge or hold hands. Furthermore; in Canada, people start a conversation discussing weather, whereas Saudis start a conversation asking each other about their health and families.
The second cultural differences between Saudis and Canadians is mentalities. Generally, Canadians are much more open-minded, while Saudis are close-minded or let me say very conservative. For instance, having a Canadian woman an identification card is normal and easy. Unlike Canadian woman, a Saudi woman was not able to have an identification card until recent time. In addition, Saudis feel free to tell an offensive joke in front of each other and to criticize each other harshly. In contrast, Canadians criticize and joke kindly and indirectly.
In conclusion, each country has its own culture which it is considered its identity. You may find something in common between two culture and you may not. As for the Saudis and Canadians culture, we can clearly see that the differences outweigh the similarities.