Social and Cultural Evolution

Family health, history and culture sit at the top of the A-zone365 tree.  The aim is to create as many happy families as possible, that stay together through happy and challenging times to enjoy life experiences, providing a bright future for the world we live in (people and environment).   In the digital age it is noted that children and teenagers can also feel overwhelmed/lost at a crucial developmental period in their life.  Specific teenage and children zones were designed as part of the family section.  Note:  Readers without any connection to culture, people, environment and history may not understand this section so please feel free to explore other sections of the website.

Change

Culture change is occurring at lightening speed during the digital age.  From the wide- open spaces of farming regions, to small country towns and capital cities with millions of people living in them, technologies reach is far and wide.  When viewed from a health and achievement lens, many people have not managed the speed of this change to provide a positive life outcome.

What is positive and negative change?

It is interesting to watching particular sectors promote that “all change is good, it is fun”.  Heraclitus (Greek philosopher 575-475BC) said, “The only thing that is constant is change”.  People latched onto quotes like this using them as permission slips to disguise negative health or culture change.  This often works when people do not think for themselves.  It is only when you screen change regarding how positive or negative it will be for humanity and environment (culture) do the reality based answers surface. How many people do you know that care and think like this?

The care factor, is it extinct?

The above points lead to this question “how many people actually care whether change is positive or negative for people, culture and environment?”  When you combine an addiction to not thinking, it is a marketers dream, creating constant change, for everyone to consume (buy), without thinking.  Can you identify products that you would not exactly describe as positive for the future of children or adults marketed as fun?   Before you asked this question, did these products slip under your radar screen?  Popular products become everyday habits, which then become mainstream, accepted because everyone is doing it.  As a result, many do not ask questions or stop to think.  Some call this social conditioning or trained helplessness, others culture.

Result

This change-buy-change-buy cycle is interesting to watch.  At times is makes one feel that life before the digital era was not good, and needs to be forgotten, for the next best thing.  In this rush, often something of immeasurable value is pushed to the side, left behind and in a way, deleted.  This is our history, which in turn is our culture.  Can you have a culture without history? If you have not seen change delete culture and history please do not comment in a negative way, as this may be a 2-million-word journey.  Some people value history more than others.  If you do not value both, this is the wrong section to be reading.  History is the platform others laid down in much harder times to give us the life we have today.  If we continually delete good traditions is this a positive cultural change?  If not, why would we let anyone change the good parts of our society and culture for a negative? 

Example

Yesterday a person rode a bike passed two children on a footpath, (on scooters), he said “hello” and the children did not acknowledge or look up.  This also happened in another small town the week before.  These small country towns are in areas most people would call “in the middle of nowhere”.  15 years ago, if children in these towns acted like this, they would be known as being disrespectful throughout the community.  If we let this go, do we change a culture from friendly to un-friendly?  Can a country that had G’day written on the back of their Olympic Games T-Shirts in the year 2000, go from the friendliest country on earth to struggling to talk to each other in 2015, 2013, 2007?  What is happening on our buses, trains and taxi ranks and workplaces right now?  Positive or negative cultural-change?  And why?  What do you think?  Is our culture following or making way for another countries culture?   If so why, is ours not good enough?  Did the previous generations get anything right?  Or is another generation pushing everything they did and stood for out of the way?  If so why? And is it good for our families and country’s future?

Why does this matter? Who cares?

All of this only matters if you care and value what is great about your culture.  If you are qualified in coaching and health (human achievement – what is possible), you would have seen that human beings are capable of great things, such as the spirit within 8 year olds connected to family chasing their dreams while living a healthy outdoor lifestyle.  Another great part of culture is watching the elderly keeping our history and traditions alive, caring for grandchildren, volunteering and holding many parts of the social fabric together (community).  If you have been fortunate to learn from and experience what culture, people and the environment means to oldest living civilization on earth, Aboriginal Australians in the outback, you will have a much deeper understanding of how valuable culture and history is, and how deep it runs within those who care and value it.

What happens to those who care?

Throughout history those that care are often criticized, even when they were right.  If people are proud of our culture, we need to value some traditions, and accomplishments that have made us who we are today as a nation as part of a global community. We hope you are the positive person listed above.  If you are, congratulations in advance, for holding our culture retention with the utmost respect it deserves.  Most of all, value your family, friends retaining the good while viewing the negative with an open mind that not all change is positive.  If in doubt always ask one question “what and who are we without history, culture and tradition, and is a negative culture change deserved, or pushed upon us, and why?”  

A-zone365 has developed a culture retention system (CRS) with the first challenge being communication between families, friends, co-workers and people in everyday life.  This utilizes old school rules e.g. sitting down and talking without being digitally distracted.  This is part of a digital addiction prevention system (DAPS) we are helping families and individuals with.  A-zone365 is not asking you to buy anything, we are happy with this introduction being a culture retention legacy for future generations.  

If we would request one thing of you, it would be to put down the digital technology, and show more respect to fellow human beings by talking to people without being distracted.  Sometimes it is the small things and treasured moments in life that mean the most to people.  Relationships are an integral part of what we call the positive health cycle.  Note:  The above findings and systems were developed by A-zone365 before some government digital guidelines were written and TV advertisements with the same message were released.  We would like to acknowledge that it is great to see positive advertisements of this kind on our TV screens. Anyone doing this type of work is to be congratulated.  The digital addiction prevention system was developed independently of all other organizations.  If you know anyone who may need help with a digital addiction, please let them know about our life assisting systems.  

Thank-you for taking the time to value and read our Evolution of Social and Cultural Change Zone.