Chinese people tend to have a different focus in life than other parts of the world. To the Chinese, family relationships are probably the most important part of life. They are very communal by nature, with decisions made based on the general consensus of what is best. Even if the individuals do not agree with the decision, they will go along with it to avoid conflict. This applies not only in family life, but also in the workplace and the community as a whole. This is contrasted very much by individualistic ideals in the rest of the world.