The Public Mood Ring takes into account the variations of culture and discipline as it produces its final color. Symbolic and perceptual meanings for the same color vary from person to person, institution to institution, nation to nation, civilization to civilization. For example, red for western culure signifies danger or passion, while in India it denotes purity and is worn by brides. The mood ring turns red when the bearer is excited and adventurous. In Japan, white is negative color used at funeral ceremonies while most Westerners view white with a positive value of innocence and purity. Doppler radar analysis usually uses white for heavy snow conditions.

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