Comment 42297

By Kiely (registered) | Posted June 22, 2010 at 11:49:20

Thanks Urban.

That mindset bugs me.

I understand different cultures, I deal with having to install uniform practices in to vastly different cultures. You absolutely need to consider the culture when implementing these changes/practices but it still gets done… the change happens and culture shifts.

Saying "it is our culture we'll never change" is self defeating. What would have happened to the society who viewed eating dodo birds as part of their culture??? That may seem like a ridiculous example but we have a few potential "dodo bird dependencies" of our own now don't we? The "race to the bottom" may be our culture but that is unsustainable, we either change despite our culture or our society will eventually collapse. To say we aren't going to change because of our culture is admitting defeat and will lead to our ultimate demise.

The culture of our children cannot be the culture of our parents.

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