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What is modernization? - Is it the same as progress?

Hari Saran - Sat, 19 Jun 2004 11:08:28 +0530
My Dear Mind


The act of rendering modern in style; the act or process of causing to conform to modern of thinking or acting.

Rethinking it again I admit to consider the concept of the modernization of tradition may not be the real answer to accommodate the actual necessities of the progressive thought. When modernizing, are we not adapting something into what we actually believe to be the visible understanding of nowadays’ thoughts? If instead using the word modernization we substitute it to the word progress or the dynamics of thoughts, we may end up having a better picture of the evolutionary understanding. Dynamic, of course, only in the sense of strong desire, not as the word may imply "forcefully."

As part of the process of modernization, fatalistically, the traditional has to go through a redefinition of what it has been handing down. As so, various aspects of a tradition maybe modified.

What the modernization brings about to a particular moment in history is the simplistic act of targeting society within a particular time and place of vision. Consequently, the impeccable aspects of what has been subtly developed for ages will be clouded. In order to please the mere circumstantial, that gentle, spiritual emancipation will inevitably be dragged down. Those very optimistic attempts to modernize it will just be the cause of leading faults, only.

On the other hand, a progressive thought that is not concerned or distracted by the “momentum” will have a better approach to the delicate accomplishments of that spiritual understanding, which had been transcendentally, traditionally clarifying for generations after generations to a higher end. And all that simply without touching the in and outs of a particular stage of evolution.

In a basic conclusion, progress offers a greater range of outward and inward reflections, while modernization offers just a circumstantial adaptability of the infinity into the ephemeral momentum.

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1-Movement, as toward a goal; advance.
2-Development or growth: students who show progress.
3-Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization: a believer in human progress. See Synonyms at development.
4-A ceremonial journey made by a sovereign through his or her realm