Culture Changes Quickly: How is it Affecting our Values?


In response to Eve Blossom’s post: Love – The Other Sustainable Issue and her posed questions: What is it about our culture that causes us to believe that fresh starts are better than building on a foundation we already have? Things in our culture change over time but should our values? Do we give up too easily? And I’d add, do we move on too quickly and why?

I think it’s less what causes us to “believe” and more about the whirlwind we create for ourselves to keep moving and not feel. This is what keeps us locked into the non-present state, and in that non-present state, we create an automatic cycle to move away from our pain and run rather than deal with it head on.

Sit with it. Be it. Absorb it until it passes through us and doesn’t attach itself to us in a way that is controlling us rather than us the other way around. When the latter becomes the norm, we are free. We are proactively “creating” our desired state and making choices about what serves us and those around us. Ah yes, a more noble and joyous way to live.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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