23rd of September 2013 0
That Thailand for decades is changing without saying. But these changes are often seen only in strictly economic Ena Materia «Lea terms: bigger houses, more autoâ € ™ s and scooters, better infrastructure, more wealth short
That may be true but I suggest that the changes much more fundamental and involve about 70 percent of Thailand we â € ~ the plattelandâ € ™ could call. A change in thinking, attitude and mentality, â € ~ mind-seta € ™ to use.a good Dutch word
I detect such changes may be, but do not believe me on my word because I was also consulted with three experts for decades the village communities in Thailand study: Attachak Sattayanurak, professor of history in Chiang Mai, Charles Keyes, an American academic , who for 50 years the Thai village life studying and William J. Klausner, now 81 years old but still active.
These three describe the changes in everyday village life as â € ~ € ™ dramatischâ. They also argue that the urban elite here for close your eyes. Four changes jump out:
short, the social contract in which political power flowed from Bangkok to the acquiescent outer regions, is broken and needs to be renegotiated. Villagers are individualistic and meetings louder. They accept that there is no longer looked down on them. Expectations are higher tense, they want more control over their own lives. The rural villages have turned into cosmopolitan villages.
Mr. Udom, an elderly villager in Baan Nong Tun, whose son is studying for computer programmer, confirm all changes. â € ~ Even the buffalo are fat, lazy and disobedient gewordenâ € ™, he adds.
The changes will only go faster, now 30 percent of all Thai owns a smartphone has access to a computer with internet access and 36 percent. In Thailand, the smartphone has the fastest growing of all South East Asian countries.
The statement reads thus: â € ~ The Thai society is changing much faster and more fundamental than we denken.â € ™
Can you go along? Do you have examples? This development is mainly positive or perhaps negative?
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