Heritage and Future

Who are we? Where are we going? These are important questions we sometimes forget to ask ourselves. They’re fundamental, frightening, and often lead to other broad and troubling questions. To understand who we are and where we’re going, we first need to know where we came from. Where do we come from? The answer has become increasingly complex in our globalized world, where cultures cross and intersect at a frantic pace. Our modern society is made richer by all these different influences; nonetheless, it is our duty to remember where we came from and preserve our cultural history. We must protect it from dissolving into a worldwide American “monoculture” perpetuated by new communication technologies. To fight hegemony, we must remember our origins, preserve our culture, and communicate our distinct heritage with respect for others.
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