1) For Thai people, what are the kinds of private topics about which it would be rude to inquire? How do these differ from topics that are taboo among Americans?
2) How do concepts of friendship and privacy differ in the author’s experience with Thai and American culture?
3) How do the examples involving the child who has fallen, the way food is served and eaten, and the newspaper route provide the author with significant insights into American cultural values? Do you agree with her interpretations?
4) What incidents in your own experience illustrate the value placed on individualism in American culture, a value that those from other cultures might find strange?
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