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Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
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Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.

— Alan Dundes

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

— Alan Dundes

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.

— Alan Dundes

Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.

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Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment.

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In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.

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Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.

— Alan Dundes

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