What is the reverse reality?
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In Japan, the color of mourning is white; in Bulgaria, a nod means no. In this issue you will find examples of the total mismatch of reality maps.
A map of reality - a term from psychology - is a unique idea of the world of each person, which is formed from his individual perceptions and individual experience. This is a certain model of the world, built in the brain of every person. From the reality surrounding us, we learn that this is a chair, they sit on it, there are seven days in a week, and a wedding ring is worn on the ring finger of the right hand.
However, the reality maps of different people and peoples do not coincide due to many cultural, historical and social differences. Left- and right-hand traffic in different countries, different meanings of the same gestures and colors, features of geographical designations, and so on.
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1. The Yuki Indians did not count with fingers (fives), but with the spaces between the fingers (fours).
2. On a board drawn on the cells for playing go, stones are placed not in the middle of the cell, but in the “crosshairs” of the lines.
3. In Central America, it was not constellations in the Milky Way that were distinguished in the sky, but black gaps between clouds of light - but they were also called by the names of animals. The result was a black zodiac - completely complementary to the constellations.
4. In America, they count on the fingers, bending them away from the fist, and not bending them, like we do. And the Japanese, although they bend, but not in the same way as we do - they do not start with the little finger, but with the thumb.
5. The Bulgarian nod means no.
6. Unlike us, politically correct African Americans consider the zebra to be a black animal with white stripes.
7. The colors of mourning are black in Russia and Europe, white in Japan.
8. In Japan and English-speaking countries, not seven, but six colors are distinguished in the rainbow.
9. Hell is cold among northern peoples, hot among southern peoples.
10. The indigenous people of Africa, the Bushmen, speak on the inhale, not on the exhale, as we do.
11. There are doctors in China who believe that their job is to keep patients healthy. They only get paid when their clients are not sick, which means they are doing a good job. As soon as a person falls ill, he stops paying his doctor.
12. In Japan, it is considered wrong to name the streets. Streets are just empty spaces between houses. The Japanese have neighborhood names. Houses are given their numbers in the order in which they were built.
13. The “disposition” of the past and the future that is familiar to us: what has already passed is behind us, the future is ahead. But some Amazonian tribes perceive the future as something behind their backs (after all, we don’t know what it is yet), but the past, in their opinion, is in front of us: we have already seen it and know it, we can imagine it.
14. The postal address in Russia is written in the following sequence: country, city, street, house, apartment, person. In Europe and America, the opposite is true: a person, an apartment, a house, a street, a city, a country.
15. We imagine death as a gloomy old woman with a scythe, and the Mexicans - as a cheerful skeleton that smiles and jangles bones.
16. Maps of the world printed in the Southern Hemisphere, for example in Australia, will be considered upside down for us.
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