The issue ‘with the development of the
traditional skills and the conventional lifestyle die’ is a controversial one and needs
before supporting or opposing the issue. Overall, I disagree with the opinion expressed; I would like
by pointing out that ‘traditional skills and ways of life’ are not totally vanished from one country, culture or community because of the introduction of
In many ways, the history of civilisation is the history of
: from the discovery of fire to the invention of the wheel to the development of the Internet we have been moving on from previous ways of doing things. Some technologies,
as weapons of mass destruction, are of negative impact. Others,
as medical advances, positively help people to live better or longer, and so very much help traditional ways of life. Surely, few people would seek to preserve
traditions as living in caves.
will always follow its own
matter what we, some people think about it.
advances because we need it. So there is no
to prevent the advancement of the
we should embrace it positively. The generation of a country is responsible for preserving their own custom and tradition and if people feel eager to save a
there is no
technological advancement will destroy it. There are many cases where
replaces human labour to create certain things,
, handmade sari, which is still popular in many countries.
case, has not destroyed the old
has introduced a faster and less expensive ways to create the same thing.
can positively contribute to the keeping alive of traditional skills and ways of life.
, the populations of some islands are too small to have normal schools. Rather than breaking up families by sending children to the mainland, education authorities have been able to use the Internet to deliver schooling online.
, the Internet, and modern refrigeration techniques are being used to keep alive the traditional skills of producing salmon; it can now be ordered from, and delivered to, anywhere in the world.
In conclusion, without suggesting that all
is necessarily good, I think it is by no means ‘pointless’, in any
, to try to keep traditions alive with
. We should not ignore
because it can be our friend and support our