so you think when people become risher they dont care about thieir heritage anymore??? You know, there is this thing called PRIDE. Its when your proud of country, religion or culture and you dont wanna change it because suddenly you recive more money. Can you understand that? I personally wouldnt let my country or culture dissapear because some asshole gave me money. Its called being a bitch
By "richer" I mean the country as a whole. When a middel class will develop those people will be able to have decent living conditions, and will have better access to information and education. The younger people will be influenced by the media and Western entertainment. Not to mention that as living conditions improve and more and more people will get past their own ignorance they'll start rejecting the restrictive, authoritan elements of their culture. People there will start embracing and fighting for things like human rights, geneder equality etc. (idas developed and respected in the West), even if those things are against their traditional cultural norms, because all people want is happyness and freedom, (and for better or for worst the Western culture has done a better job of offering people that than any other place in the world). Restrictive, authoritan societies only survive as long as the people are ignorant enough to not relise that things can be better.
And culture is constantly evolving, people are influenced by every bit of information they recieve, and in this day and age when people have access to the Internet and watch movies and TV shows it's not hard to guess which culture is infleuncing the world the most.
As for your "pride" argument, some local elements will remain (if you go to any part of your home country you'll see that there are specific practices and traditions), but overall culture worldwide will become more and more homogenous (which is a very good thing I might add).
So everyone who is patriotic and proud of their country is blind, hateful, ignorant and xenophobic ???
''Not to mention that as living conditions improve and more and more people will get past their own ignorance they'll start rejecting the restrictive, authoritan elements of their culture''
This is the part where i got sick of your arrogance and ignorance so i stopped reading. This was simply too much for me. And the fact that you come from East (it says on your profile your from Romania) makes all of this even sadder.
Arogant? Maybe. Ignorant? I don't think so.
First of all I never said that "everyone who is patriotic and proud of their country is blind, hateful, ignorant and xenophobic". I'd much rather call a person who is xenophobic "blind, hateful and ignorant".
There's nothing wrong with beeing patriotic, I guess (but in excess it can certainly make a person bling to their countrie's/culture's faults), but objectively speaking not all people can be proud of their countries and their cultures (I certainly wouldn't say that peopel from thrid world countries have any heritage to be proud of).
Irregardless of where one's born, one doesn't have to limit his/herslef to the place/culture they where born in. Blindly following and supporting a culture that has more faults than positive elements is not a virtue. You can't improve yourself and the world around you if you don't think critically and support a country/culture just because you were born into it.
From your comments I take it you fall into the blind patriot category. Funny that you call me ignorant.
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