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    Good thing, bad thing or something to be promoted or resisted and by what means?
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

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    Uhh. None of the above. "Cultural change" has no inherent value. You need something to compare it to in order to make that judgment at all.

    Less reading, more thinking Lark.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Uhh. None of the above. "Cultural change" has no inherent value. You need something to compare it to in order to make that judgment at all.

    Less reading, more thinking Lark.
    I think I know what you are trying to say with this but there is a basic difference between change and constancy or continuity and its as important with respect to culture as anything else. Did you mean that this can not be considered as generally as this and can only be discussed with reference to a specific cultural topic or issue, such as familial norms or parenting norms?
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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    It is a thing that happens. That is about all I know about cultural change. Whether it is good or bad is probably completely subjective, because I know I can't easily hold an opinion about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I think I know what you are trying to say with this but there is a basic difference between change and constancy or continuity and its as important with respect to culture as anything else. Did you mean that this can not be considered as generally as this and can only be discussed with reference to a specific cultural topic or issue, such as familial norms or parenting norms?
    Yes. Be more specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Yes. Be more specific.
    Well saying that you cant discuss it other than in specifics makes your perspective clear but I only want to discuss it in general so...
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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