Contemplations-5: New world - Old worldContemplations-5: New world - Old world

Submitted / Updated On: Friday, March 2, 2007 | Written By: Rajiv Krishna Saxena | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 1714

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Throughout much of the human history, man viewed himself as an integral part of the society and his own individuality remained suppressed. Development of individualism seems to have started and gained momentum over last few hundred years. Evolution of America as a country strengthened greatly the process of evolution of a new world where individual liberty was valued far more and social norms of yesteryears were reinterpreted to allow this personal freedom. This article compares this new world of individualism with the old world of strict social constraints and how this change is transforming the world. Readers comments are welcome at rajivksaxena@gmail.com - Rajiv Krishna Saxena