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Does modernity means adoption of western culture?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 09 Mar '10 03:42 pm
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Modernity means Evaluating the present system and Upgradation to suit alongwith the Growth of the Society and convenience.

But Cyrus..Modernity is always linked with the Western Culture.. since it is believed that Western People are more Educated and Progressive.. but here WE FAIL TO REALISE THAT THEY ARE ACCORDING TO THEIR VIRTUE OF LAND.. Our Modernity is Different from the Western Modernity.. We have Family and Social Bond and we are spirited people.. whereas Western Culture believes in Individualism.. This is a total contrast in the approach of Lifestyle..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 09 Mar '10 05:21 pm

 
  
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Modernity means looking at other people's cultures and habits and trying to imbibe the good parts from that. As far as western culture is concerned, we have chosen to ignore all the good parts, and blindly imitated all bad -parts .
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 09 Mar '10 04:13 pm

 
  
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While we aspire to be glued to traditions, all fashions and style are born in the west. While conservatives who are just few do not adopt western culture but majority who are non conservationist do.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 09 Mar '10 04:07 pm

 
  
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No....., modernity does not mean blind adoption of western culture....!! modernity refers to the progressive outlook in thoughts, ideas and actions......; modern ways are more scientific and rational.........

the west achieved modernity much ahead of us....., they are less influenced by superstitious beliefs and faiths...; we are still glued to superstitious and unreasonable beliefs in many respects.........and hence, when we try to think and act rationally shaking off meaningless beliefs, many misinterpret it as imitating the west............
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 09 Mar '10 04:54 pm

 
  
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Sticking to your own culture adapting to latest social, economical scientifical and environmental developments intelligently. It need not be western.
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 09 Mar '10 04:40 pm

 
  
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Modernity means........ many things....

1. be flexable to changes and be alert...
2. be decisive when tough time come...
3. learn while you earn.....
4. put everything transperant as far as your approach towards outworld is concern....
5. spend time to update yourself to get the benefit of digitization and communication facilities....
6. and last but not the least.....be honest in your approach to be with the concept "respect other's presence" in global market and put effort as per that.....
Answered by saumen ganguli, 09 Mar '10 04:27 pm

 
  
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Modernity means accepting the latest developments in every aspect of life, it cannot be confined to cloathing or way of living. It also includes thinking rationally as per the trends of time.
Answered by manoj thakur, 09 Mar '10 04:22 pm

 
  
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No --it is just adopting logical approach in all the walks of life
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 09 Mar '10 04:17 pm

 
  
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I don't think so. Because, modernity is simply the sense or the idea that the present is discontinuous with the past, that through a process of social and cultural change either through improvement, that is, progress, or through decline life in the present is fundamentally different from life in the past. This sense or idea as a world view contrasts with what I will call tradition, which is simply the sense that the present is continuous with the past, that the present in some way repeats the forms, behavior, and events of the past...!
Answered by Dil Se, 09 Mar '10 10:05 pm

 
  
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Not like that. But we use the term in that sense only!
Answered by roopa, 09 Mar '10 04:42 pm

 
  
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