The Negative Influence Of Culture

One of the most dangerous things in the world is culture and tradition. Tradition is what is passed down from one generation to another, and it occurs through believing culture to the extent that it becomes real.

The culture we find ourselves in can be a good motivator on one side and at the same time be a bad motivator. Culture can destroy, but can build depending on how you take and use it. Most of the people I have met have resisted change. When change is introduced or proposed, they would say, “But this is how we have always done it, and so it shall be forever.”

Culture does not allow deviation from the status quo. In Uganda, one of the tribes has a king who is supposed to be respected by lying down in front of him. Anyone who does what is contrary to established norms is regarded as disrespectful to the king and culture.

Every culture has a way in which it devalues human beings, producing pressure to believe in the culture. In a culture where drinking alcohol is the norm, many people become vagabonds and idiots.

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