When I said that it’s different in the case of Latin, I meant that English developed from Latin, and it’s not the same as when you have to adopt a new language that was not developed by you, like having to adopt, say, Japanese just because it’s a more common language… People let Latin die, because they developed the language and they are using the developed for of it, and the same applies for ancient Greek.
What I want to it say is that people have native languages, and they should preserve it, and that doesn’t mean that they should not communicate with other cultures, and maybe “merge” after a certain period of time, but the right way to do that is by “communication” between cultures, where each culture should have it’s own identity so that each culture could see that identity very clearly, and take the good things from it, but if you wanted people to follow a certain life style or adopt a new language, they will loose their identity, and you will not be able to learn form them, simply because their identity is no more existing.
So I’m not saying that people should stay as they are because it’s what they are now, and I’m not against the change in cultures, but I want it to be done right.
Yes, you should value all histories equally, but you should also learn about your history more than you have to learn about other histories… Is there any country that you know about it's history more than you know about England?I should value ALL histories equally. Or atleast I think a world where people valued ALL histories equally, a world where people weren't divided up into their little meaingless groupings would be a better world.
I meant the “right” way to change them, it’s what I’ve already said.I know, you seemed to be saying that inorder to change cultural values you needed to understand them, evidently not.
( communication and merging )IMO one inevitably leads to the other.
But they have to communicate first, and communicate right, and I said that previously.
We shouldn’t fight it, and we shouldn’t “force” it, it should come naturally, otherwise it won’t be right, and it’s will cause problems after a while.It will no doubt take a long time, my point is merely that it is a good thing so we shouldn't fight it.
If you did not “loose” you identity, but “developed” your values, you will not feel a sense of “loss”.But i do like it, or atleast it feels nice, but what feels nice, is not neccessarily the best thing for humanity, since i think humanity would be better off without artificial groupings i therefore support cultural merging despite the fact that i do like being English and would feel a certain sense of loss in the demise of that "identity".
That exactly what I’m saying…They choose to stay within the confines of Western culture because they prefer Western culture, and why do they prefer Western culture? Because the criteria they judge cultures on (food, language, customs/religions, laws, etc.) are formed due to the cultural enviornment they grew up in!
Maybe I didn’t get you right, but that is exactly what I’m saying. People in the west prefer the Western culture( usually ), and they will probably won’t prefer the African, or the Asian on.
Come on!But it doesn't happen unless our values are almost identical, if you believe strongly in murderering babies and i believe strongly in not murderering babies we hit problems. Only when the differences in values are superficial do people live in harmony.
Who believes in murdering babies?! I think that it’s a bad example…
I want to ask you this:
How can you learn from me, and I learn form you, if each of us doesn’t have his own identity?
I’ll ask you the same question as above.Yes, thats what i want, you take the best things from my culture i take the best things from your culture. Our cultures merge each one gaining from the strengths of the other to form a new improved culture that includes both populations.
Again I say that preserving them doesn’t mean not to try and learn from others, but if others are going learn from you, you should have an identity.My debate with you is merely with your reasons which seem to be motivated by a wish to preserve individual cultural identities.