Amid the ongoing "Free Britney" movement renewed by the February release of Framing Britney Spears , Sharon Stone is detailing the emotional message she received from Spears more than a decade ago. Appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show Tuesday, the Casino star revealed that Spears sent her a letter asking for help in around the time the singer made headlines for shaving her head in February of that year. Stone made the revelation after Clarkson asked her about Spears' Instagram post earlier in March in which she shared photos of the women who have "truly inspired" her, Stone being the first in the gallery of images. Asked about that post, Stone revealed that she and Spears had a deeper connection, as Spears wrote her "a very long and important, poignant letter during a very difficult time in her life, about the time when people would recognize her for when she shaved her head. But the truth of the matter is, we both needed help. She needed help, and I needed help.
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Japanese Business Letter Etiquette | Bizfluent
But while the letter condemns a general culture of intolerance, public shaming and ostracism, it is not entirely devoid of context. I did not know who else had signed that letter. I thought I was endorsing a well meaning, if vague, message against internet shaming. I did know Chomsky, Steinem, and Atwood were in, and I thought, good company. The consequences are mine to bear. I am so sorry.
The Lost Culture Of Letter Writing
People of the same culture share a group identity that is fostered by social patterns unique to the group. Culture encompasses for example values, beliefs, symbols, norms, and patterns of behavior. It has a far-reaching impact on our everyday actions, on how we talk and think, what we wear, what we believe, how we sit at the table, and how we behave among other people.
Business letters are an important form of communication no matter what country you work in, but Japan has turned the practice of writing a business letter into an art form. Writing a letter in the Japanese business world without showing a clear understanding of cultural protocol may inadvertently complicate your relationship with the company in question. A clearly written letter that displays a sensitivity to other cultures will speak highly of your efforts, and your company. Depending on the status of the person you're writing to, it's appropriate to use either the -san or -sama suffix, though the latter should only be used if you're being highly deferential to the recipient.