When working in international service this is an important question to ask. How do we help nations develop without stripping them of their culture?
During my time in Bolivia, I saw beautiful outfits, I watched many traditional dances being preformed, and I ate delicious food specific to the culture. It would be terrible for all these traditions to fade away.
So how do we introduce a community to new technology and resources without completely changing their values and essentially their culture? With all the new and improved, it is important to ensure the traditions are not left behind.
Overall, there must be a balance, a way to keep the good and improve on the bad.
Let me know if any of you have put any thought into this!