Task 4 – Diversity in Values and Traditions
Diversity in Values and Traditions
Read Proverb Definitions
Read and understand the following resource: Japanese Proverbs
Find your own list of proverbs or mottoes from another region of the world. Find at least 10 that have a similar or identical equivalent in English and three that aren’t applicable to the lifestyle or tradition in the United States (i.e. proverbs that encourage aimed weakness in the light of tough circumstances)
Select at least 10 proverbs in the list of Japanese proverbs and describe their equivalent in English/ Western tradition. If you can’t think of an exact equivalent, describe the original proverb’s meaning. Lastly, find at least two Japanese proverbs in the list above that don’t really apply to and/or don’t have equivalents in the Western tradition. Be sure to explain why.