Reality


Germany

Germans define realistic as understanding the situation as it is. And to understand the situation is to understand how it became so. Germans expect a clear explanation of the path from the past to the present. Persuasive is explaining the history of a given situation.

Patterns


United States

For Americans to be realistic means understanding what is possible. The possible is determined not only by present circumstances, but also by the ability to shape a new future. Americans expect a clear explanation of how to move forward from the present.

Patterns