Thanks all brothers for still keeping an interest in this thread.
Como Ce mai, iti multumesc.
Nice to see you again brother. Romanian people are known to be very consistent. They are hardworking and gerenally good people. My company has an office in Bucharest, and we get to communicate with Romanians on daily basis. They have some similar cultural habbits, as people from South Asia, somewhat strong family values, compared to their Western European cousins. They remind me of Turkish people, they are not too different from them. And Turkey is only one country away from Pakistan.... and that too was part of the process of some change that our culture, society went thru. It was painful yes, but it was part of a huge force of chang
You are right brother, about the Music. Generally the Pop Culture (of US) has dominated the airwaves all over the world. Now the Rappers, and are followed by the young and impressionable teens like once the Prophets, Religous Alims, the Elderly relatives, were used to be respected and followed. Now you respect the People that look like Jay Zee and Fifty cents, Tupac (RIP), etc. and drive Hummers, and Rolls Royce, and flashing their Bling Bling (jewelry)
Actually, this is a moment to analyze, and carefully think at what is going on around us. This globalization is a powerful force. And CHANGE effects everyone, ultimately. Anyone resistant to change, just becomes part of history. We all know that, but we must also keep in mind, what and how to accept the change. There are many things that need to be changed in our society, yes...... and to acknowledge that is a good thing. That has always occured in all the societies. A new powerful culture, always affects everyone... Whichever that culture maybe. Before the Europe's rise around 16th and 17th century, it was the Islamic Khalifat (Ottoman's Empire) and the Mughal Empires, that infuenced us all, no matter what Religion we followed, in this Region of the Earth. It enfluenced, how we dressed, the way Buildings were made, the food that people began to eat, and that permanantly changed/enhanced India's culture certainly (Mughal buildings all across South Asia, Music (mughaal Sitaar, Tabla etc.), languages the creation of URDU... which is mixture of Indian, Turk, Persian, Arabic language, the Dress, introduction of Shalwar Kameez and Dupata, head garment for women..... Many Sikh and Hindu women wear Dopatta and that is considered a sign of Modesty, respect, introduced by Muslims in this part of the world).........India was our home till 1947, and Pakistan itself is an offshoot of India....also product of change....that was necessary at that time. And now both Pakistan and India are going thru another wave of Change.... that of globalization, with youngsters following the West blindly, dating, mating, drinkink like there is no tomorrow, and leaving behind their own culture values.. or as they call it baggage.... they think its better to dump the old baggage than to carry it forward onto the next generation... That they will regret, if they keep disrespecting their own culture, and its own values like respecting the elders, using a soft tone with elders and speaking in a respectful, grafecul language, as we all were taught in our young days, instead of humming to the tunes of the Rappers with alot of curse words...
But in the process of change, we must be aware of what and who is trying to change us. Yes, USA will be happy, if we just COPY cat them in every aspect of life, but is that the real goal in life, to Make USA happy with us. Nowzbillah, that would be committing a Major SHIRK (equating someone, something, some idol, with God).....
Even Americans themselves proudly say, In God We Trust and that God has a special eye for America. That may also be true, as God/Allah (S.W.T) has said that A status of Nation (ascendence), is determined by the individuals. No Nation will change unless its people Change themselves for the better. So, the American have themselves Followed, God's commandment.
But now, once that they have attained that ascendancy, of being all powerful and glorious, they now want to REPRESS all the other cultures and countries of the world. By dominating them by Force and WARS, under their own Culture, and subjugate them, to bow before their Rappers, and culture of Nudity, Alcohol, $ex and drugs and McDonalds and Hummers, and whatever it stands for, and if you don't.... Cobra Gunships and F-16s will be BBQing you alve ... and that too by your own dictator governments.... Sad but true..