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India's shame-based culture and crime

posted 12 Sep 2018, 01:34 by harp guy
There is a distinction between a guilt-based culture and a shame-based culture. In a guilt culture, a person knows his behaviour is good or bad by what his conscience feels. In a shame-based culture, a person’s behaviour is often based not on moral perceptions of right and wrong, but on the risk of being caught doing wrong. India's shame-based culture is the reason for much of the corruption and crime.

https://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-where-culture-meets-crime-2605946
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