Difference Between Traditional And Modern Society

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A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. Societies have changed from traditional to modern over a period of time due to the efforts made by the people for betterment of societies. Traditional and modern societies are two different ideas. Traditional societies are the way communities are ruled by the predominant norms and practices. Whereas, modern societies refer to the present world we are living. Major changes in traditional society were political, economical, and social, which led to revolutionize society, to become a modern society. However, this essay will compare and contrast the traditional and modern society. The main purpose of this paper is to focus on family…show more content…
Modern societies have forgotten the norms of traditional societies and have start living their life to the fullest. As Bell writes in his article that people know how to spend money and enjoy the lives but they are rarely worried about how to put efforts and achieve something (70). Furthermore, Bell writes that this sense of spending was made easier by the installment payments, which would allow people to buy things on credit (69). Nevertheless, the families in traditional society were more concerned about the norms in the society. According to the Campbell the father could not buy or sell anything without considering the idea with his family; the families were very planned spending too much was not an option as they had to support education, expenses, medical treatment and daughter dowries from the common stock (188). Family from the traditional society was way much more concerned about the future then present, they never enjoyed their lives as individual in modern society do. Over spending was not a option for as it would also impact their…show more content…
It was important for women to have sexual shame and have no sexual relationship outside her marriage; in addition, even after marriage her thoughts and expression must be of virginal. Moreover, they must walk, talk, dance, get dress, and have attitude in certain ways to prevent their sexuality (Campbell, ). Women never had freedom or freedom of expression in traditional society, before marriage they had to keep their selves virgin to prevent the honor of her family and after marriage for their husband’s family and herself otherwise they would have been abandoned from the society. However, This is not the case in modern society as modern society is all about freedom of oneself anything people do would not affect their honor. According to the Bell (), the society has been revolutionized by the mass consumption and motion picture. Girls wore bobbed and short skirts; they modeled themselves after the movie stars, repeated movie jokes and gesture etc. Modern society has also broken the old taboos of sexual relationship, Bell has confirmed that by stating that in his article that, ”The closed car became the cabinet particulier of middle class, the place where adventurous young people shed their sexual inhibitions and broke the old
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