Do foreign cartoons affect people’s choice patterns?

Laurie Santos told us how American children enjoy having heaps of stuff to choose from and act irritated if a third-party would make the choice for them. On the other hand, children born in Eastern Europe prefer fewer choices because this is how we grew up.

Maybe. But how about me, a person that grew up with American cartoons and learned English from watching Power Rangers and Swat Cats? I have a feeling that some of the American values embedded in these animations caught on, since most of the times I prefer to bear the consequences of my own choices.

Food for thought.


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