Introducing the Donkey Culture: A New Way of Learning
What is culture? Culture is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behaviour, institutions and norms found in human societies as well as the knowledge, belief, arts, laws, customs, capabilities and habits of individuals in these groups. Culture often originated from or is attributed to a specific region or location.
We have different cultural patterns, say rural, urban and metropolitan cultures. These cultures have different characteristics or attributes. Similarly, we can have a donkey culture also.
In the Indian context, a donkey is a despised animal. We observe a derogatory meaning to a donkey. But it is not the correct one. If one checks the symbol of the Democratic Party of the USA, it is none other than the donkey only. So, what does the Democratic Party of the USA want to show to their people?
Donkey is known for its hard work, discipline, sincerity, honesty and ability to carry a huge amount of load. Thus we can define the donkey culture as a culture of hard work, sincerity, honesty and fulfilling the expectations of masters. The Democratic Party of the USA may be giving the message that they are hard workers, sincere, honest and have the ability to fulfil the expectations of their voters. Thus, the Democratic Party was inculcating and promoting donkey culture.
Culture plays a very important role in the economic development of countries. Apart from other factors, donkey culture may be one of the reasons for the splendid economic growth of the USA, China, South Korea and Japan.
To conclude, to grow at the individual as well as national level, one should inculcate the donkey culture.