Are You a Holistic or a Specific Thinker?
Chinese religions and philosophies, by contrast, have traditionally emphasized interdependencies and interconnectedness. The Ancient Chinese thought in a holistic way, believing that action always occurs in a field of forces. The terms yin and yang (literally “dark” and “light”), for example, describe how seemingly contrary forces are interdependent. Chinese people think from macro to micro, whereas Western people think from micro to macro.
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