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I haven’t written anything in a long time because I’m kind of afraid of saying the wrong thing and offending someone. Freedom of speech is a thing of the past. I’m not trying to be cynical, but the level of political correctness has escalated to ridiculous proportions and even the term “politically correct” is being changed to “socially acceptable” because it is apparently more neutral and somehow less offensive. Every word we speak is analyzed, judged, and evaluated. Whatever.
As people’s sense of self becomes more and more threatened they begin to fight against everyone and every word spoken in order to restore any sense of control to the loss of balance in their lives. Besides, there is really nothing to say anymore. I have been simply existing for the past year and half on this earthly realm as a mere observer, just watching and listening as everyone shares their stories – her stories, their stories, his stories…history – realizing that, as I’ve said countless times, there is no truth, there is only perception.
When we do not take the time to enter into silence we cannot know the mysteries of life. Instead we only come to know what lies on the surface. – Lorraine Voss
Cultural homogenization is an aspect of cultural globalization and refers to the reduction in cultural diversity through the popularization and diffusion of a wide array of cultural symbols — not only physical objects but customs, ideas and values. Cultural homogenization in theory could lead to the development of a single global culture and the elimination of all other, local cultures becoming the same. ~ Wikipedia
It appears that there is a strong push and incentive towards cultural homogenization or sameness in our current culture. This is sad because it eliminates cultural diversity as it seeks to eliminate differences between people and instead, coerces them into maintaining a one-mind, one-voice, one-world myopic view through hearsay. In spite of the notion that this is an all-inclusive route for conjectural cultural uniformity, it is instead a course that is detrimental, regressive, and fails to incorporate individual evolutionary progress.