Foreign influences in Indonesian culture
Culture is a way of life that developed and owned jointly by a group of people and passed down
from generation to generation. Culture is made up of many complex elements, including
religious and political systems, customs, languages, tools, clothing, buildings, and works of art.
Culture is a whole way of life and are complex, abstract, and broad. Many aspects of culture
determines the communicative behavior. Elements of the spread of socio-cultural and socio
includes many human activities.
Indonesia is a country in the eastern part of eastern culture that embraces many essentially
derived from religion. Meaning lies in the personalities of his east. They unite with his intellect,
intuition, and feelings intelegansi. East of thinking emphasis deepest element in the soul. Various
cultures have emphasized the value of eastern disciplined self-control, simple, not concerned
with the world. Indonesia as part of a culture that embraces the eastern region of east, to be about
spirituality, feelings, mutual help and keep the harmony between man and man, man and nature,
and man and God. That is why the various cultures that are owned indonesi have the same
criteria as eastern cultural values.
The problem that then arises is the influence of western culture that began to hit. The rapid
development of the current era of globalization, the more pressing the acculturation process,
especially the influence of western culture. A variety of information through print and electronic
media with a touch of modern technological advances accelerate access to knowledge about
other cultures. However, the development of which is presented in conjunction with the
influence of western culture cause effects, both positive and negative. But it all depends on the
individual's way of thinking to address the influx of western culture of this country. Elements of
western culture should be absorbed selectively and carefully. Progress of the west in science and
technology should we tiru.Karena majority of western countries have more advanced science and
technology when compared to Indonesia. Just as the field of education, economy and industry.
So it is with the spirit of his culture and underachievement that needs to be replicated. But not all
western culture worthy to be applied in Indonesia. Like for example luxury lifestyle and way of
dressing. If that violate cultural norms in this country certainly imitated very unsuitable and even
mandatory to be rejected. People in western countries have been accustomed to a luxurious
lifestyle. They often spend money even for things that are not important and if viewed from the
eyes of the east. For example, collecting luxury goods such as for example done by the artist
hollywood, traveling and buying branded goods. Impact more concern is how to dress. How to
dress the west when compared to the east is very different. Westerners tend to dress more
minimal and less polite when compared to the east. Now a result, many teens today are stylish
and dressed like a westerner.
In addition to western culture, now that raged among the community and is a popular culture that
originated from Korea called the korean pop culture or commonly referred to as K-POP culture.
K-POP seems to have hypnotized the world even in Indonesian adolescents. Many young people
in Indonesia who are so infatuated with this culture. How to dress, style, hair styles, music in the
music industry even Indonesiapun also affected by the boyband who suddenly appeared. The
youth began to imitate the style of their idol, even some of those who are actually interested in
Korean culture that comes from this. This is cause for concern, so easy Indonesian society accept
foreign cultures that can actually shift the native Indonesian culture.
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