Here Is Here

I really don’t understand why some people always compare Mauritius and other countries when they want to illustrate why a certain change must occur in Mauritius. Ok, granted that we must follow good examples and do the necessary to bring positive changes where we can. Specially in this fast moving world.

But what I don’t get is that why when a certain something is being done in Europe, America or Australia, for some people, it automatically means it will be good for us Mauritians. In these people’s opinions, absolutely everything must be done to follow in those ‘advanced’ countries’ steps, foregoing the difference of cultures and mindsets of the citizens. Within Mauritius itself, the differences are great, even if we have learnt to accept them, in most cases.

Caution must be exerted when dealing in such situations. Mauritians are still very attached to their cultures. And I don’t believe they will let go that soon.

Before even thinking of introducing any kind of change, I think it will be safer for the authorities or the change ‘bringer’ to do a feasibility study and check the state of mind of the people before taking a decision. And also, it will help in coming up with the best way to bring about the required change.

Well, many people disagree with me already. I, for one, am saying this only because Mauritius is a special case, as it always is. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mauritius, C’est un plaisir… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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7 thoughts on “Here Is Here

  1. All societies resist changes and are prone to inertia, but the world favours those who can adapt the fastest. I think we tend to compare ourselves (country-wise and policy-wise) with developed countries since these countries dominate the world and our FDI come from them.

  2. I think change is inevitable. It really is. Eventually, whether in a few years time, in several decades or even centuries change will happen. By change i refer to prosperity and growth. If people can’t ‘let go’ of the past they can’t move forward. As Mauritius changes the culture will slowly change to. It’s not easy to completely wipe out culture ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope this doesn’t anger anyone!

    (my first reply here i believe, nice blog ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    • First off, thanks for dropping by! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Well yeah, we need change, that is why it is eventually inevitable. However, we have to adjust or rather I must say, adapt the change so that it goes along with our values and cultures. We don’t have to wipe it out at all! On the contrary, culture must be preserved. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. If someone wanted to ‘wipe out’ values and cultures how would he/she do it? I don’t think they could. Culture is something that is part of every person in Mauritius, it’s something that is inside them something we all hold close to us. So, culture cannot be wiped out in my opinion.
    I think ‘culture’ is something that doesn’t need to be protected; it’s something that is strong enough to withstand the test of time ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So what are you saying finalement? “As Mauritius changes the culture will slowly change to.” <– by this i understand that our culture will not be the same…

    "I think โ€˜cultureโ€™ is something that doesnโ€™t need to be protected; itโ€™s something that is strong enough to withstand the test of time/" <–so culture is strong enough to resist change and stays constant?

  5. hmmm i understand that might sound a bit contradictory!
    What i mean to say is that, for Mauritius (or any other country) to prosper and grow culture will change with time. That can’t be avoided. If you compare the culture of Mauritius 100 hundred ago it will completely different to what it is today.
    when i say it is ‘strong’ i mean that whatever our culture evolves to become it cannot be wiped out (i.e. removed completely). Culture is something that will always exist, even if it changes.

    Hope that makes more sense

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