Last week I was with my Thai wife to an Indonesian and Vietnamese Toko, after which I got my hair cut at a Turkish hairdresser (because for the time being we do not come to Rotterdam where my regular Chinese hairdresser sits).The guys yesterday made fries at the snack bar in our village, which is a Chinese owner.
Culture is always on the move and only in response to rapid change.For me, diversity is positive, but I understand that others experience this as a threat.
I find cultural diversity quite nice, but only when there is respect for the local culture and population, and if the local people are also committed to being tolerant to people of exotic descent.
For example, what I really can’t have is if there are anti-social types migrating from abroad to the west, to get the mess here and take advantage of the system here.
Above me, for example, there are 2 people (a mother and son) of Latin American origin who have zero comma zero respect for the local population but take full advantage of the standard of living here (by regularly breaking into me, and the others too Have done).
These are people with personality disorder (in English one speaks about ASPD, which stands for 鈧?艙Asocial Personality Disorder 鈧?.
So they are 2 individuals with a criminal personality who do not actually have a shred of respect for local laws and precepts.
Such individuals can be very dangerous to society because of their impulsive, intimidating, provocative, aggressive and Norcross behavior.
I find this less fun about migration.But to be honest, we also have more than enough anti-social rock pockets among the locals.
So the problem lies not so much in the fact that foreigners migrate to this, but the policy that deals with it in a lax way.
Another problem is that people with a criminal history and background migrate to here to be able to escape the consequences of their anti-social behavior in the country of origin.
So migration and diversity have both their advantages as well as their disadvantages.
One advantage is that we learn to understand that people coming from an exotic area are also just people like us with their own habits, preferences, beliefs, experiences and lives.
Optimal integration in order to be able to work well and function in society is of course primordial for a good society.
PS advantages that I have not thought of are listed by another writer (eg.The Turkish hairdresser/local Turkish restaurants/the French fries-yes, here they exist too)
This is the nice side to migration:), I am very grateful for it because they make life more enjoyable and affordable (haha!)
As long as there are cultures outside the 鈧?艙eigen 鈧?culture, there is a problem.
The Netherlands has always been a genetically heterogeneous country.For centuries, the different indigenous groups have blended themselves, and their cultures have given one national culture and one national language. In addition, many migrants entered the country, which were associated and mixed with the rest of the population. Racial heterogeneity is not a problem, nor is it a problem if people from different origins take different cultural elements of their people from acoming, as long as they fall under an umbrella Dutch culture and identity. So: the Surinamese cuisine or the Frisian water sports, but not a migrant who does not speak Dutch and prefers to enter the sharia.
What a wonderful question!My 鈧?虄5-Cents :
People are habit animals with fixed routines, experienced safety in predictable matters.So we, I think, are built and it has advantages: you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time, and it saves you times. Therefore, 鈧?虄change also so difficult.
Habits and practices of others can then be seen as threatening quickly.It is nice if you can rely on arguments. A valid argument for many is: it is our culture. The way of the other is not seen as enriching or as a possible alternative-no, the own way, the familiar way, my way, actually also the best way. You could see it as a form of stoppage: you get frozen in your own mannerisms. And some are doing it very well-it’s small-alive, you are taught, you have your routines and threaten that are not now. This is how I come through the world.
Cultural diversity: There are endless solutions and ways to deal with events.That is on Z N least reassuring, I would say-people are resourceful, what beautiful. But that does not apply to everyone: my way, and do not mind you!
I struggle as a world traveler himself a little with that question.I see how the World and cultures mix and I see countries where that is very well next to each other, but I also see a flattening. For example, in cultural manifestations that all become the same or even abolished altogether. Or in store offerings.
For example, DIN Kuala lUmpur, where there are several cultural districts that have had their own identity until a few years back, which are now all uniform in the range of products: phone cases, makeup and cheap clothing and shoes.
And quite frankly I see that in all the cities I visit happen.And I think that is a bit unfortunate. Cultural diversity is fun, great even, especially if it happens to you around the corner and you can enlarge your world, but if that means that the new world will become one-sided in supply and all the stickness disappears and every country and every city a kind of Uniformity.
Well, 鈧?娄… I struggle with that.
I missed in Kuala Lumpur that atmosphere of ChinaTown and Little India, and I don’t need to have in Italy pizza and kebab for lunch in 1 offer, and I also like it again to be in a non local grocery store to do my shopping and discover new things N.
I wonder how we can be diverse in respect for each other’s culture and implement integration and assimilation without having to get in the way of culture and folklore.
It remains a tricky issue.And I do not believe that I have answered the question.
Apologies for that.
A certain kind of cultural diversity weakens a country.It is much more favorable if all the noses are on the same side. Take Islam in the Netherlands, half of the assistance payments goes to Muslims, a quarter of the prison population is Muslim.
In Anniko s detection requested it always goes over light-tinted and dark men.These are all not signals that cultural diversity is good.
On the other hand, Ashkenazische Jews are often a source of new economic, cultural and societal developments.East Asians also often make a good contribution.
In short, it is not questionable whether cultural diversity is good, but what kind of cultural diversity is good.
It is certainly true that cultural diversity poses a threat to its own culture.However, it is not that the own culture is not always diverse, in the Netherlands there are large cultural diversities to observe from Frisians to Zeeuwen.
Now, within this diversity, there is apparently also a common denominator with this diversity to go fruitful.For new cultural groups it is extremely difficult to make this common denominator.This makes it very difficult for these groups to integrate into an always very diverse cultural field.
The threat to a culture is therefore not in its diversity, but in new acceding cultures that are not part of the Kontext in which cultural diversity is dealt with.This kontext is itself part of an existing cultural diversity, but very limited also a culture itself. Religious tolerance, equality between men and women, the rule of law, etc. Are obviously historically grown and thus cultural achievements, but they are not cultural principles that would not have a universal effect.These principles do not allow for a culture-informed criticism.
The danger therefore does not exist in cultural diversity, but in cultural subgroups that are not fully (able) to submit to these principles on the one hand, and on the other, there is a danger in a culture relativism that these principles is not universally valid, orWant to bring to the valid.
Cultural diversity is of all time.The Romans already had influences from outside to Rome, and on the other they exported their culture to their provinces. The Netherlands was always a mixture of cultures. Until 1815 we were not even an undivided country. The German cuktuur from the east, the French from the south, the Austrian in the southern provinces were always influences. In addition, the Dutch acted all over the world and imported from there new things and people in our culture. Portuguese Jews sought refuge in the layers of countries and were taken up. Huguenots from France were welcome.
In the centuries later the influences came from the colonies.
We eat Pizza from the Mediterranean region.Shoarma from the Middle East. Nasi and Bami from Indonesia, Loempia s from Vietnam; Sushi from Japan; Burrito s from Mexico; Paella from Spain. We drink Belgian beers and French wine, Scotch Whisky and Russian vodka. We celebrate Halloween from America and Valentine’s Day. Black Friday is a merchant day that has only recently been blown out of America, where it is traditionally the day after Thanksgiving.
Cultures are constantly blending.That is a positive development. Only in times of economic uncertainty or other threat do people tend to shut themselves down for anything they don’t understand or recognize. Then strange cultures that correspond to them are suddenly rejected. But we have been doing that for centuries. We do not take over complete foreign cultures, but only those things that fit within our own culture. That too is normal and that will remain so.
A good question.
The answer is difficult..
Cultural diversity is good and has always helped human civilization move forward by influencing and reinforcing ideas from different cultures.
Ideas from the Middle East and the Far East have ensured Christianity in Europe and therefore education (monasteries and monks, libraries), and for printing and thus the dissemination of ideas.Eclectically applying new ideas creates combinations of ideas that create new inventions and more freedom, health and convenience.
Nowadays, however, this diversity is so fast.And apparently massively. By globalisation, people are in a short time on the other side of the world and sometimes in big numbers. Because of globalisation, there are also more conflicts in the world, so there are many refugees. The influx of aliens and other ideas seems to be much larger than in earlier centuries.
This can give the ordinary man (Jan with the pet) the feeling that his/her own culture and people are flooded by aliens with a strange, incompatible culture.If politicians do not take this into account, a people will vote on more extreme parties by the fear of being flooded and swallowed, and conflicts will arise. Fear is a poor counselor..
Whether immigration is a threat to its own culture depends on a number of things, of which the amount of immigrants and the size of a country (capacity) are important.The US can have more immigrants than Belgium or the Netherlands.
The tolerance of the culture of immigrants and those of the host country are also part of the game.
I think you can be tolerant to foreign cultures, except if that culture itself is intolerant. When a culture, for example, suppresses women, I myself are intolerant.