Friday, June 20, 2008

Adopt What is right

I see that many people of my age group adopt certain western cultures. School students and college goers are often seen buying friendship bands and valentine cards. I feel its not right. You may think I am traditional and don't keep up to date views. But if you think a little maturely you will find out its not modern to wear friendship bands. Its rather pure pride.
Now as I am talking about western culture I should tell you that I'm not against it in fact I find some of the western values very much followable like dignity of work, civic sense, accountability etc.

We have to maturely decide what to adopt from the westerners and what not to adopt.

Why should we go after them when we have a culture of such great versatility?


Aneesh said...

Well, what's wrong in buying Valentine card and all? Well we could adopt all the good one's in other cultures, and these things you mentioned, to me, doesn't seem that bad

Jane Opal said...

I think it's all a matter of taste. Different people prefer different things; it's only to be expected. Sending a Valentine card or wearing a friendship bracelet are just two ways that you can show someone that you care about them.

And, being an American, I don't approve of EVERY aspect of "western" culture, myself. There are things in my country that I don't like, like the way that a lot of people get sooo wrapped up in politics and government issues. Still, no one culture is necessarily better than another.

Jane Opal said...

Thank you for the compliment. :]
Have you seen my other blog? Is that the one that you were refering to?

Viajero said...

i feel the same.....its worth noting that more than a decade back there wasnt any such days like valentines, friendship day with MNC's exploiting the vast untapped market of India with large scale advts and events every other day began to have some importance...