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Monologue about Culture
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Monologue about Culture

I have to compose a short monologue on "Why it is important to preserve the culture of every country" and present it to the teacher.
Give me a few pointers/tips, because I have no views or ideas on the topic at hand.
11-24-2015 05:04 AM
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So future alien overlords can figure out the best method to manipulate and rule the various cultures that make up our planet.

Cuz history makes most sense. Helps in the future if know the past. All that stuff.

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It's good to know the history of all cultures?
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Should we preserve cultures that practice slavery?

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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