Village story of its own unimportance Debilitating content of village story
As the future of rural village life becomes less secure, the question of the essential worth and historical role of the community needs forceful consideration. Traditional modes may still be strictly adhered to, but people are aware that these may be blocking the inflow of diverse attitudes necessary for community development. As a result, unprofitable attitudes may continue: for example, fishing may dominate community life, and its immediate necessity far prevail over any future worth to be found in education, thus giving the young people little incentive to complete their schooling; and villagers may view themselves as inferior to their leaders, and be without self-confidence in their own leadership abilities, thus becoming dependent on outside aid. At the same time, rich cultural heritage may quickly be forgotten; many young people regarding the cultural traditions, such as traditional dancing, as merely being old-fashioned.
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