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Quora Answer : What are the characteristics of a "cultural progressive?"

Feb 4

We think that the identity of a culture doesn't depend on it being fixed, but persists and survives even as the culture changes, evolves and improves.

We believe that there can be new styles of music. New slang. New fashions in art. New controversies. New respects given to minorities. Etc. Etc. And the culture is not "sabotaged" or "destroyed" by this, but renewed and invigorated.

We totally understand how we can borrow from other cultures and synthesize our cultural products with foreign cultures and this adds to our culture rather than subtracts from it. We welcome influxes of people and ideas from elsewhere as part of the growth and enrichment of our culture.

Culture is a living, learning, vibrant being. Not a static museum of dead things.

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