Sunday, May 17, 2009

When we spell c-u-l-t-u-r-e

I am sad at the state of the country tonight, especially the young generation, MY generation. I am disappointed and I am sincerely more than a little bit embarrassed. I know I'm going to come off as elitist, and you can think whatever the hell you want. But these are my sincere and innermost thoughts, so take away from it what you want. 

People seem to forget that we have a culture completely unique to itself. Everybody just seems to lose focus of what's right in front of us everyday! It's fresh to be exposed to different background and traditions. Our generation is so overly obsessed with celebrities, the latest fashion trend, and the latest new gadget we can add to our collection. We know how to use our Blackberries like pros and can download/hack music/movies etc. without breaking a sweat. But if I were to ask you to name me one, let alone 10 pieces “CULTURE”.

We can’t blame the culture surrounding us; after all it is others culture as Indian culture is ours. We people usually underestimate our country and overestimate foreign countries. The culture always lies in citizens. The western culture has influenced us in many good ways like they have made us move along with the world. If one is influenced by western culture its not that you have to forget your culture. I think one is good enough to decide which is good or bad. But instead of taking bad things of it let us take good things out of it. If you are really interested in getting addicted to the Western culture, get to know about their mannerism and neatness of the surroundings. Wearing Jeans and minis is not enough to acquire the western culture. Nobody can be forced to do things unless one wants to.


It’s us…yes…we are representing our generation. Come on people. Yeah culture isn't the most fascinating/interesting thing in the world (even though I would argue it is INCREDIBLY fascinating and endlessly changing and evolving). But it affects every one, whether you want to believe it or not.

5 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

A lot remains in the way the upbringing has been conducted! Thankfully some of us have wonderful parents who impressed upon us the need for being culturally adherent! And as future parents, we can educate our progeny too!

Jeet said...

totally agree with you! specially with the case of excessive use of alcohol and smokes to apparently increase your "cool" quotient...

A post that I was really looking forward to...good job!

:))

kabandi---d rebel in my own terms said...

nice topic n nicely put up.. culture is something that cannot be cultivated it should be passed on..

Sima-weighing my words.. said...

Completely agree....Culture is the way of life of a given society. It includes the way people think, act, interact with each other, and make decisions and much more. Culture is passed down from one generation to another. What individuals learn from their parents and those individuals they grew up with, such as teachers, uncles, aunts, and neighbors, is passed down to future generations as well.

Polka said...

Thought provoking post once again.One thing i have always belived is that culture is not something that you can preserve in a museum..culture is always dynamic, something that is constantly eveloving.Change is inevitable..so what exactly is to be preserved?? Things like food habits , clothes and lots of other traditions too are bound to change..so I believe the only thing worth preserving is the core values of a culture..the ethos of a partucular society which defines its way of life.