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The real reason why Asians are less self-centered than Westerners: Rice - Quartz

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The carbs are key:

Communities that grow and eat rice are more interdependent, while those that farm wheat are more independent. A new study published in the magazine Science claims that rice-planting breeds collectivism that’s passed on through generations, creating what the researchers call a “rice culture.”

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