Everybody wants to be called modern today. Every boy and girl wearing jeans and shirts tries to prove that he or she is modern. Smoking and drinking by young crowd is a fashion today. But the question arises, do we become modern only by wearing western clothes and doing such kind of things? Do we really need such kind of modernity? If so, then we have taken a wrong view of modernity.
There are many other good things in the western society which are worth inculcating. Mass production has deprived manufactured products of their personality. We are still people living in the 21st century and rotten conventions and superstitions. There are many social evils that prevail in our society till date. These evils are active in several parts of the world because of conservative minds of people. Conservatives are generally the ones who take a dim view of modern culture the most. They argue the decline of values is a result of the decline of traditional righteousness. Take the example of dowry system. This evil is in society because we do not want to get rid of it. Though many steps have been taken by the authorities to remove this evil, yet the result is that people do not take interest in its abolition and the evil remains deep rooted in the society. Today, the birth of a girl is considered to be financial burden only because of dowry system. Is this what we call modernity?
When even the educated people are in the clutches of superstitions, what would we except from the illiterate? We need to try our level best to uproot these evils from our society. Boys must come forward against dowry system and the girls should be economically independent.
Culture has fallen victim to the desire for everything to be quick and easy. Fast food may not taste very nice, and may be bad for you, but its easily made and everyone knows what they’re getting. In the age of comfort, culture which values time, effort, and acquired tastes, is confined. Our broad outlook alone can testify our modernity.