Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceSociology · 1 month ago

Why does most of the world still operate on the mindset and standards from 200 years ago?

Archaic religions still rule most of the worlds daily life. People still let the Bible rule their entire life and decisions they make. You’ve got Amish people who don’t even use electricity in America. You’ve got people killing each other because of their racial or religious differences. You’ve got people who still don’t even know how to use a computer in over half of the world. You’ve got people who still follow outdated social standards and don’t think for themselves, just mindless drones living how they’ve been “taught” by their ancestors, resulting in no progress ever happening socially because they are too scared to do something different than how they were raised, and thus teaching their offspring how they were raised, and then the offspring of those offspring passing down the same torch. Then you end up 5 generations later and they still do the same crap from 200 years ago. Meanwhile, the world is advancing technologically at a rapid rate by the people who rule the world in the tech industry and social norms aren’t catching up to the rate of innovation in the world. Well be living on Mars and you’ll have people in Africa who still live in huts worshipping some made up diety hoping to provide rain water for them to drink and thinking that thunder is the voice of the gods 

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Basically I feel like people stuck in the third world culture and mindset will be stuck there forever and never progress, while the western world starts to progress so rapidly that we become almost a completely different level on the Kardashev scale leaving the third world behind. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Old habits are hard to break!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • Bobo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Cultures around the World have existed for thousands of years with or without information and technology.  A better question to ask is what characteristics within specific cultures prevent them from developing.  Satisfying emotional needs rather than achieving objective goals would be a primary factor. 

  • 1 month ago

    If you working on the Kardashev Scale of things well then of course the problem is a clear one.  The humans on the planet are still not even at the basic level Type I Civilization.  Still a long ways to go.  And it is our problem not theirs or anyone else's.  We have to be minded in such a way ourselves so as to get there eventually even if there is still a lot of difficulties to it. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Humankind is certainly not at any point of greater lifestyles or anything, perhaps far from it still, but that's not to say there hasn't been any progression. It is a slow process, especially given the number of humans on the planet to contend with as time goes on.

    Each culture lives and develops differently from one another. A culture/society is very complex. Perhaps changes may be made for any kind of "progression", but it would take a lot to do so.

  • rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    People resist change. I know it's an oversimplification, but basically most people want things to remain the same.

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