I don't agree that I'm coming off as condescending.

You don't have to, but that doesn't mean it isn't true.


I'm stating cultural POV's. Is it condescending when a football coach cuts a player & tells him that he doesn't have what it takes? No it is what it is.

Being condescending is not necessarily about what you say, but instead about how you say it. Things like this:


Americans have a habit of doing any damn thing they want, often disregarding the others' feelings/opinions

So unless you have an ingrained appreciation for Japanese culture & history (& I don't mean you can count to 10 in Japanese during your Krotty lessons), I don't think your opinion carries much weight

did you simply disappear because you got opinions that conflicted w/ yours

glad to see that you're now thinking on a deeper level than simple cosmetics.

I'll describe it in terms you may understand

To me (and apparently some others) they do sound condescending. Whether or not you have a point, you could make it without taking the attitude demonstrated above.

Just my opinion.