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31
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Debate Score:56
Arguments:48
Total Votes:56
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Do you agree that people should pay attention to their culture and traditions?

Culture involves national music, dances, language etc.

yes

Side Score: 25
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no

Side Score: 31
2 points

We should pay attention to our culture, it will show our respect to our ancestors.

2 years ago | Side: yes
ricedaragh(2525) Disputed
2 points

What if one dislikes the traditions?

What if one's ancestors don't deserve respect?

Why should anyone have to fit in with another's Ideals?

2 years ago | Side: No
RK005(28) Disputed
1 point

I think person will like them if he will just try to know and try to follow them.

I think we should respect our ancestors, because without them we will not be alive.

In my opinion people should try to have aim to be Ideal and try to change himself in to good way.

2 years ago | Side: yes
2 points

Paying or giving attention is very different. Culture and traditions are the reasons we are who we are today. Paying attention to them helps us decide whether we will following them or create new ones. How we act and what we do have foundations from those cultures and traditions. Without knowing about them, we are doomed to repeat mistakes made in the past.

2 years ago | Side: yes
iamdavidh(4848) Disputed
1 point

Who are you to say what others should or should not pay attention to? Are you a god, or a king?

Perhaps you mean "beneficial" to pay attention to one's culture and traditions?

In which case it depends. It would not be so for cannibals if one's sick and likely next to get cooked. It is if you want to be a musician and like, say blues, and blues is part of your culture. Not so if you like blues, want to be a musician, but your culture is more about wind flutes.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

Yes we should because we could inherit our ancestory and continue what the person started

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

yes, i absolutely support the idea of keeping traditions, people should respect their culture, because if we do not save our folks and traditions, it can be forgotten.

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

Nowadays we pay less attention to our culture and traditions. Everything is new now, we copy from Europian countries their lifestyle, traditions, celebrations but nothing ours. It`s ashame that even we don`t know national language, so what can we say about culture? In my opinion we have to keep ancestors traditions as much as it possible, that another countries would say, you see as they love and respect their culture.

2 years ago | Side: yes

Where are you from? .

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

I agree with you. In my opinion, we should pay most of our attention to our culture and traditions in order to save them. Do you know that the american envy others who have and save their traditions, because they don't have their own history and culture. Our culture and traditions are transferring from generation to generation, and we must save them.

2 years ago | Side: yes
mcmurr(15) Disputed
1 point

lol, I totally disagree with you. America is made up of several cultures and that is the beauty of it. While I personally am not a pro-culture and traditions person (more of a humanity position), I do see that every culture and tradition is represented in America. I am American, but with me, I bring Irish and Scottish traditions that I grew up with and transfer those to my children. Everyone has a tradition and culture, but some just don't get all wrapped up into as a way to identify and value themselves. Success is not measured by your culture and traditions. To me, it is measured by your ability to love and respect others.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

We should pay attention to our culture, not only because of ourselves, but also because culture is more than dance, music and religion. Culture is mostly made of relations between human beings in their social environment, so it's important to at least understand the values and traditions of those who live next to us.

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

we should pay attention to our culture and tradition... we are young generation and if we do not pay attention to culture who will know about it in the future... tradition it is part of our nation, it is part of our life...

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

I absolutely agree that we should pay attention to our culture and traditions because it's our history.It comes from ancient times people from generation to generation passed it. And now we will passed it to our children. I can't say that I really know all traditions but I didn't forget it at all.

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

I agree that people should pay attention to their culture and traditions. People belong to particular culture and customs. Traditions are value that we need to appreciate as it came from our history, it is nation's treasure. Traditions hand down from generation to generation. So, why shouldn't we save it and hand down it to the next generation, to our children? Dance, music and other cultures in different nations and countries are the sign, the part of definite countries and nationalities. First of all, countries are rich with their values, their customs, traditions, music, history. All cultures have established a set of beliefs that constitute the code of values and moral laws. Especially we should pay attention to own culture, make it richer, leave it for future, as it was done for us by our ancestors.

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

your culture is something you should pay attention to because it helps define you ,not only that it is not really easy to create one out of thin air but your culture is something which is decide that is decided before u r born ⁢is up to u to follow it or not but knowingly or un knowingly everyone follows some kind of culture

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

why shouldn't we save it and hand down it to the next generation, to our children? Dance, music and other cultures in different nations and countries are the sign, the part of definite countries and nationalities. First of all, countries are rich with their values, their customs, traditions, music, history. All cultures have established a set of beliefs that constitute the code of values and moral laws. Especially we should pay attention to own culture, make it richer, leave it for future, as it was done for us by our ancestors.

1 year ago | Side: yes
5 points

People shouldn't pay attention to just their culture and traditions. They should pay attention to all culture and traditions.

Mulling on just your own culture alone is what leads to division between ethnic groups.

2 years ago | Side: No
RK005(28) Disputed
1 point

The question is not about the whole culture it is about own culture!

2 years ago | Side: yes
chatturgha(1631) Disputed
1 point

Exactly, which is why I disagreed and gave my reason for disagreeing.

2 years ago | Side: No
2 points

I couldn't wholeheartedly endorse either side of this debate, because, while culture is important, it's really up to the individual.

I'm posting on this side because what you like and what you want is more important than staying in line with some quasi-ideal that blow-hards wish you too.

Some cultural traditions like female genital mutilation are gross infringements on human rights. Others are just boring. So you may like them or you may not, but nobody should have to do anything they don't want.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

if the culture is bad i would rather avoid it.it depends lol...

2 years ago | Side: No
RK005(28) Disputed
1 point

I cant agree with you because it will show disrespect to the nation and ancestors.

2 years ago | Side: yes
Draco(53) Disputed
1 point

ur talking ,but it seems like u dont know more about other peoples culture.have u ever been in some country of africa?if u know some of them u coudnt be talking of that.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

Culture and tradition are unimportant. What is important is the self.

As well, recognize other individuals and see that no culture or tradition should harm the other.

2 years ago | Side: No

Self is much more important than culture or tradition. What if your culture and tradition is to sacrifice ever second boy in the family?

Preserving individual liberties is much more important.

2 years ago | Side: No
lostgoulart(5) Disputed
1 point

The question is not if you should FOLLOW your culture. You're really not obligated to. But you do have to pay attention to it, since it's a culture that surrounds you. It's the same thing as needing to learn your country language or what's happening in the world. You don't have to agree to it, but you have to cognize it

2 years ago | Side: yes
mcmurr(15) Disputed
1 point

I have to disagree with the "self" thing there PYG. That is what is wrong with our me, me society. Yes, we are individuals, but we are also a part of something much greater than us...we. I am not saying you are wrong per se, I am just a person that puts others before myself and find it very rewarding, but I do agree with the rest of your post.

2 years ago | Side: yes
ThePyg(6745) Disputed
1 point

What proof is there that the interests of the collective are somehow more important than the interests of the self? And what proof is there that majority is always right?

As well, the self has the right to help others if he wants. The problem comes when he is no longer making that decision.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

You should notice it, yes. But it's personal choice to choose to follow and believe your culture and traditions. I mean, if I was from some gump-bumpkin ridden swamp-hole, I really wouldn't want to be part of their culture, would I? No.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

Frankly I don't see any point in any culture. The only societial norm I actually see as maing any sense is that of have hand gestures.

2 years ago | Side: No

There comes a time in a sheep herder's life when he realizes that the American way of life is way better ;)

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

Does anyone really know their true culture and traditions anymore? Your culture and traditions are those you identify with. To me, it is a matter of humanity. At the end of the day, we all have the same basic traits, live, die and pay taxes. I do not care about ones culture because I love and respect them all and learn a lot about history, but more of a human element to me.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

I do not believe we should "Pay Attention" to our Culture or Traditions. They should be LIVED!

I understand a lot of points being made in this debate. Ranging from: The "What if's" to the "Yes's" and "No's".

Protecting and Paying Attention to MY Culture and Traditions are no where as valuable to me as LIVING them.

To me this is a big topic, and yet it is only a small part of a BIG problem we all face today. To make my point and keep it short is... problematic.

I am what Western Society calls: "Aboriginal" or "Native" or "Indian". I come from what they call "Canada". I am a young St' at Mic Man, the People of the Land. We believe in Balance of three things: The People, The Land, and The Culture or Language.

I was raised in the cities, there I was told being Different was bad. So that's how I was treated for being a different color and having long hair. I was told we needed money to survive and to find happiness; and that we all needed "Education". That destruction of the Land was normal, that is was a good thing an... okay or necessary thing.

Then I began living with my people. On our Land. With those who knew the our Language. As a People we never built Great Things: Towers, Pyramids, Castles, Cities, or Walls. We lived together with the Land. We had a Relationship with it. With ourselves. We all knew who we were, where we were from. The land and the Life on it was all Sacred and still is.

That is why living the way we did and how some still do is WORTH it. It is why "being different" is rarely a bad thing.

I challenge you all to see. When you think of Cancer what comes to mind? How it acts? Then look around you. See what the cites do. What it takes for them to do what they do or what YOU do.

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

I think that people should know their culture. But I think it is important to pay attention to all cultures if we truly wish to learn things in our lives.

2 years ago | Side: No


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