Do you think you’re not ethnocentric? If you’re ethnocentric, it means you are unable to empathize with other cultures, and most importantly, you believe that your own culture is the winning paradigm––superior to all. Anthropologists invented the term to help keep themselves in check, and to help ensure that anthropological determinations are objective and unbiased. In anthropology, ethnocentrism is considered a blasphemous crime. Here’s a test to find out whether you are ethnocentric. Consider knowing that in the eastern world people believe that schizophrenia is nothing less than a spirit attachment in every instance. It’s a very schizophrenic opinion, according to western perspectives, but it’s what the eastern world believes. What do you think about that? They’re wrong, you say? They’re backwater, you believe? Eastern schizophrenics must fare worse because they don’t get medicated, you assume? Interesting. Consider knowing that in the east schizophrenics fare BETTER than in the west. WESTERN research indicates this to be true. NO western research has ever indicated that schizophrenia is handled better in the west. Schizophrenics tend to enjoy better outcomes in the developing world, and even in the west this considered a fact. Because eastern societies do not treat schizophrenic people as if they were insane patients who suffer from delusions, eastern schizophrenics do not feel disempowered, jilted, alienated, disenfranchised, disabled, forsaken, nor misunderstood. Eastern schizophrenics don’t commit suicide nearly at all as often as western schizophrenics whose, populace commits suicide a staggering 5% of the time. That’s ten times as often as the general population, and it’s due almost always to social agony, regardless of what you may choose to assume. And western schizophrenics, despite almost always forced to submit to powerful dopaminergic medications, DO NOT recover any bit quicker than eastern schizophrenics who, essentially take NOTHING and, in turn, suffer no side effects and, therefore, fare better. Eastern schizophrenics are overall much happier. They live longer, larger, more meaningful lives, and society trusts the insights that they offer. I noticed you support UNICEF on Facebook. Whatever, man. Whatever. Face it; you’re ethnocentric. And there ain’t nothing you can say about it. #crazylivesmatter. Add that one to your merit badge sash.