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Cultural Change


I don’t think I can quite pinpoint how cultural change occurs or predict when it occurs, but I can tell you how I experienced it myself. I remember when 9/11 occurred. I was probably in third/fourth grade when our teacher stopped everything to watch the news. I remember the smoke, the fire trucks, the chaos, and Death, who ruled that day. For some reason I don’t feel things have been the same ever since. I feel that the consciousness itself began to increase our paranoia towards terrorists, our mistrust in our government, and the fear to lose what so much love. I believe that many would agree with me that things were never quite the same since then. Be then again, it’s always been that way. I know that history tells us that this mindset has dwelled for centuries. So are catastrophes catalysts for cultural change?



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