2. Development economists typically projected a convergence to Western ways. There is an assumption in the Western approach that all cultures would merge to one correct, Western way of thinking: differences might continue with respect to art, food, and music, but technologies and social organization would merge to one best way. Reculturalization of the republics of the old USSR and the general disillusion with development in Third World countries suggest that this view is false. Development economists first need to learn to address cultural diversity.
3. Always be suspicious of conclusions that reinforce uncritical hope and follow comforting traditions of Western thought. (Stephen J. Gould).
4. Therapies generally are Eurocentric meaning that they have developed with observations and practice on white Caucasians. This phenomenon has been described as even the rat was white". These therapies emphasise independence, individuation, responsibility and insight whereas the importance of such things may or may not be so relevant in other cultures. Some of these cultures lay stress on predetermination, divine interventions, evil possessions, karmic consequence and resignation to fate. Insight may be seen as secondary and extended families often apportion responsibility differently.