An Accident: Discussion


There could be many explanations for the gap here, but one of them almost certainly is the difference between being a universalist (many US-Americans) and a particularist (many Venezuelans). Universalists tend to feel that right is right, regardless of circumstances, while particularists tend to feel you always have to take circumstances (the person in trouble here is your friend) into account. We will explore these differences in greater detail in sections 1.4.2 and 1.4.3.