A line can only be as straight as its context. How true is this? It all depends on one’s perception… and culture.
Based on the psychological theory of holistic and analytic ways of thinking, Asians would tend to agree with the said statement. However, Westerners would beg to differ. What explains for this difference? Asians tend to associate a given object with a context, while Westerners tend to view an object and a context as two separate things.
Personally, I don’t know what way of viewing I’ve been adopting. In Singapore, the Western influences are so large that it leaves my Asian way of thinking muddled up. At times, I am guilty for using the term “global citizen” to excuse myself from this confusion.