Mazin Faisal Al-Baldawi
2016 / 4 / 2
We started talking about ‘CHANGE’ in the previous article as a start point for this series (as I hope) due to the exigency of ‘CHANGE’ to our society as it a life’s core process occur on different aspects to many different forms of life.
Doubtless is the impact of our inherited cultural frames that surround our concepts and decision-making process in terms of behaviour toward daily events. Scientifically, our brains hold our cognitive pouch where we start piling up its cognitive inventory. This inventory comprises of different trends of knowledge and intellectual storage has been harvested either through a family inherited customs and habits distinguish style, community cultural trends and disciplines, school and study sources´-or-by personal activities that can be acquired through different ways i.e. reading, friends, media, etc.
Our society oriental traits are mirroring a combination of cultural and religious disciplines and essentials that shape our (in general) milieu and thinking patterns that create our measuring scale while assessing other people behaviour and thinking concepts in terms of determining if they are close´-or-far from ours. This assessment system was gradually built up during long periods of time where different isolated towns, cities, states were living either under same´-or-different political power.
Political powers were using this built up systems focusing on their cores to manipulate those societies as people couldn’t afford travelling costs to other location to know other people customs, habits and cultural trends unless it was rare cases with some authorised´-or-rich people. Though, the rigid culture and conceptual trends were out of ‘CHANGE’ impact as there wasn’t really a capable force able to replace those people ideas and understanding of what is typical and usual thinking, analysing trends.
Therefore, the political power(s) was exploiting that typical, traditional, inherited cultural and religious trends and concepts to continue dominating their communities despite what losses will occur in terms of lives sacrificing as it a trend of an embodiment of patriotism to save that power holy throne. Here and then was the key point for the political regime to dominate that specific society and maintain the rigid cultural ground to assure their domination persistence.
In this respect, we all know that such type of statuses have generated the dictatorship despite its nominal address, as all of those political powers were behaving similarly toward their opponents, especially those who refuse that rigid rules, disciplines and trends that keep people isolated and far away of what’s going on other societies and communities.
Those opponents were seeking “CHANGE”, initiating it’s primarily steps in their societies as it illustrate their patriotism point of view which is definitely located on an 180o opposite -dir-ection of the dominating power ones.
Thus, the conclusion of the aforementioned brief about our societies and the relation with ‘CHANGE’ initiatives will lead us to understand how ‘CHANGE’ was a combat reason and a struggling process between domination powers and those CHANGE seekers. To understand how the ‘CHANGE’ was the reason of upgrading people’s life value on different -dir-ections starting with economic progress and not ending with health care.
Those societies who initiated and pioneered their steps by neglecting the traditional rigid principles and basis while adopting ‘CHANGE’ by building and establishing new ones that are running in a suit with their present timeline essentials.
Although the talk about ‘CHANGE’ considered as broad one, but we are trying to focus on the “need to Change” in our societies as it was the crucial motive to other nations to achieve their goals and objectives where they have acquired leadership positions in different fields and sectors as we witness today.