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Old 09-21-2017, 07:43 PM   #31
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YOU'RE SAYING THAT PEOPLE KILL THEMSELVES BECAUSE IT'S CULTURAL AND THAT'S TOTALLY FUCKING BONKERS

 
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:46 PM   #32
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PEOPLE ARE KILLING THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF IDIOT WRIGGLING BIO-MASSES LIKE YOU THAT APPARENTLY DON'T UNDERSTAND BASIC HUMAN SYMPTOMS LIKE SADNESS OR EMPATHY

 
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:48 PM   #33
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i took his "conforming" as a reference to the intense cultural pressures driving people to suicide. failure to achieve, and such.

rather than speaking to the location.
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The phone booth is also an example of cultural norms in Japan that keep people from having meaningful emotional contact with their loved ones. People grow up emotionally repressed. Parents don't tell their children they love them. Kids are taught not to verbalize their emotions. They're unable to express their feelings even while their loved ones are alive. The phone booth gives them an outlet to express those feelings after a death.

It also makes some sense when you consider Shinto traditions. Especially when it comes to deaths like those of people lost during recent tsunami/earthquakes. The family may not have had the opportunity to go through traditional burial/funerary steps. While modern Japan is not nearly as religious as it was just a couple of generations ago, they do still put a lot of effort and weight in funerals. It's much more formal than most western countries

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Old 09-21-2017, 07:49 PM   #34
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The phone booth is also an example of cultural norms in Japan that keep people from having meaningful emotional contact with their loved ones. People grow up emotionally repressed. They're unable to express their feelings even while their loved ones are alive. The phone booth gives them an outlet to express those feelings after a death
To relegate this to only Japan is incredibly short-sighted.

 
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:50 PM   #35
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It's like saying that the Japanese invented suicide.

 
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:52 PM   #36
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I mean, I think I have a handle on what you're saying, but it's a criticism.

There's no need to criticize anything here.

 
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