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Jaden Backman

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Are westerners biased in defining a terrorist act

It seems that any atrocity on innocent people on the west countries' ground is authentic terrorism, while it occurs in countries like China,apathy and schadenfreude appear in the western media,,instead of sympathy and unity. They intentionally turn a black eye on the victims,seem to justify the act as decent rant.
Why some westerners are this cold? Respect should be payed to the innocent victims,not negligence.Recent terrorist act in Beijing completely reveals some people's double-standards and hypocrisy. The reports on CNN really squeezed my heart,


why could not us all united, west and east, African and Asian,Christian and Muslim,etc,that is the way it should be.


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    Nov 9 2013: Hello Jaden....nice to connect with you again:>)

    Unfortunately, there are biased people, terrorists, apathy, double standards, hypocrisy, coldness and separation throughout our world. There is also compassion, empathy, respect, unity and love in the hearts of many people.

    I believe it is more useful to reinforce and encourage our interconnectedness, rather than our separateness. Are ALL westerners biased? I say no, we are not ALL biased. Are some westerners biased? I say yes....some are. Are people from other countries biased? It appears that some are, and some are not.

    There certainly are challenges in our world which may be better resolved when/if we realize that people everywhere are more the same than different?
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      Nov 9 2013: Hi,Miss Steen, nice to talk to you again.

      I have been in an internship,as a result,I have not joined the TED talks for a long time. I am just thinking about I have so much to talk to you.

      Yes,I hold the same view as you do. I see the most of the people in this world are friendly and decent,the rest deters the trend of our unification. I agree that if we see our similarity more,and respect the differences,we will live more harmoniously. The world needs more mutual respect ,empathy and understanding.

      I posted this talk not because I consider all westerners are biased,I wanted to hear firsthand views from western people,and to reduce our mistrust.
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        Nov 9 2013: Hi Jaden! I missed you, and I'm glad you are back with a good conversation which will hopefully help create more connections for all of us:>)

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