Egypt’s religion dictates much of, if not all, the citizen’s culture norms and practices; from family values to meeting etiquette to how men and women should dress. Geert Hofstede would call Egypt’s society as short-termed oriented or a society with great respect to traditions and principles. However, religion isn’t the only thing handing out orders. Social class is extremely prominent in Egypt and depending what class one is born into that will determine the kind of life and opportunities he or she will have in their life. It’s not like in the United States where one can, more easily than not, be born into a poor family, get a college education, and be of higher class than their parents. There is little to no social mobility in Egypt. Much of that is due to, again, tradition and hierarchy; a restrained society as Hofstede would call it. A society constrained of its “joy” at the expense of strict social norms. The rest of Egyptian society see their culture in a more holistic perspective rather than individualistically. They see their culture as sort of a melting pot, Egyptian being one dimension, African, Arab, and Muslim the rest; as opposed to the majority of the community holding religion in a much higher pedestal than their nationality. Nevertheless, the African country holds an aesthetic civilization; a community of nobility and honor where even the mighty strength of governments don’t shadow value and principles. It’s something one doesn’t see very much in today’s world, at least, in most western parts of it. It shows even the, seemingly, weakest countries are truly the strongest through their virtues and respect for themselves and others. Because strength shouldn’t be measured by the amount of money in your pocket, but the amount of character in your heart.