In spite of the economic limitations, some of the happiest people are found on this continent. Social interaction is an essential component of this happiness: the close bonds and tightly knit communities give meaning to the lives of millions of Latin Americans. The social mentality is easy going, affectionate and engaging. People make friends everywhere and anywhere.
The personal boundaries on sharing information are in general quite loose. Sharing with friends and family is a daily ritual and one, which is more entrenched than in other parts of the world. Latin American culture is one of rituals and gestures, of sharing in joy and in pain, and expressing affection spontaneously in ways, which might be perceived as awkward by other cultures. Read more »