"Despite our infinite differences, there is an unmistakable universality to all human beings - we share the innate curiosity to realize an ultimate truth and seek happiness. As for how we go about it, there’s often a distinctive perception between the genealogies of Eastern and Western philosophies. The East emphasizes inward reflection to integrate with the natural order of the cosmos and experience the ultimate truth (that is assumed to be self-evident). Whereas in the West, we attempt to rationalize how we think and live in order to prove (to ourselves?) that an ultimate reality exists. If we move forward from philosophy, I think these differences are still prominent in the traditions and livelihoods of today’s Eastern and Western societies."