In reference to this question:
A couple of popular misconceptions come to mind, based on discussions I have heard or taken part of, and things I have read here in the United States (or the year I lived in Europe)
And so-on. Forgive me if I mis-spelled any of those disciplines. My point is that we Westerners have sold ourselves short at times. There is nothing wrong with learning from other cultures, but sometimes we have failed to value our own. We look elsewhere for answers and assume that ways from the other side of the globe are superior to ours.
Meanwhile, most of the other side of the globe doesn't want to learn anything from us, and many of the countries proudly post "anti-western" banners in their town squares. Our culture is no more sick, or no more healthy, than the rest of mankind. It has its good points and bad.
So in answer to your question, I think we have contributed to the attitude ourselves, and I think in many regions it is just a pervasive school of thought that western society is sick.
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