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Originating in Latin exoticus, which in turn comes from a Greek word, the concept of exotic make reference to every pilgrim of nationality other than who observes it or foreign objects or individuals , especially when it comes to something or someone arriving from a distant territory.

Within the framework of the biology, it is customary to use the idea of ​​exotic to describe the species, group, community, subspecies or lower taxon of both fauna and flora that can survive and reproduce without needing to be in their natural territory. That is, the place that the plant or animal in question occupies naturally, without the direct introduction or care of man.

The biology and exotic fauna, in general, usually becomes an environmental and economic problem because it threatens natural biodiversity.

The exotic, both for human culture and for nature, encompasses everything that comes from a strange place . Keep in mind that the rarity depends on the person who is considering the issue. For example: a kimono can be an exotic dress in Brazil, but something very common in Japan. The kimono, therefore, is not exotic in itself, but acquires this characteristic according to the matrix cultural Let him consider it.

In this sense, it should be mentioned that the human being tends to be especially attracted to the different, the unknown, and this almost rooted feeling in our species can become two very opposite attitudes: rejection, for fear of going out of the way established by the closed portion of the society in which he was raised, or an imperative need to approach.

That almost instinctive attraction to the outside is responsible for the success of the Japanese series in the West and North American music in the East, the desire of whites to roast the skin and the taste of the Germans for people with dark eyes and hair. The positive result is almost as absurd as the negative one, since in both cases the differences are oversized and no attention is paid to the true meaning that such characteristics They had first.

Returning to the examples mentioned above, anime, for example, is one of the most present elements in the current Japanese culture and, although for the Japanese they have a very great importance, it represents a very normal form of artistic expression for them. The same goes for R&B (Rythm and Blues) in the United States, which in the last two decades has generated a crazy fanaticism in some Eastern countries, especially by the music of Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. Is it worth it Foreign What national or vice versa? Is it necessary to magnify the imported and place it above the native?

Of course, these questions have very simple answers, things that nobody wants to hear because they take away the twisted meaning that human beings give to life: nobody is worth more than another person, no skin color is better than another, nationalism is a error, you should not consume something without understanding it first. In this way, the exotic word gives the noun in question a value added that overshadows its essence and leaves only a small portion of its true meaning, contaminated by the inevitable and imprecise translations.

This adjective can also be used to name what results extravagant or shocking . This extension of meaning takes into account that what originates in an unknown and distant place is often misunderstood: "The newcomer was surprised to use an exotic costume at the meeting".

A exotic dancer Finally, he works in a cabaret or nightclub, devoting himself to sensual dances.

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