THANKS HIDDEN!,,u know, some people have too much pride in their culture that it end up robbing them or destroying their life..i am aware of all the micronesian culture, and sometimes its not fair for others..like i mentioned earlier,,every year things changed,,its time to review our culture and think about our future..don't get me wrong i respect all culture..and got friends from all the islands...
@lakidurdz on behalf of every contributor to this thread, apologies for not strictly sticking to talking about PNI and CHK but it wasn't clearly written in the topic that it was so. For all I know, this is an open forum; people are going to voice their opinion on everything. We may not all agree to one's opinion but we, as human beings, should respect them.The stuff we write is not junk but merely our thoughts and opinions and we are all entitled to them. No question, comment, or statement is junk unless, of course, you're just being straight up stupid.
Back to the topic, I do agree with what @hidden is saying. Our culture is slowly diminishing before our eyes. For instance the Yapese culture, I'm sure things worked out back in the the day with the caste system. There was rythm with everything. The high gives down to the low and the low gives back up to the high if you know what I mean. It's a cyclic system, respected and understood by everyone but today, the culture is so corrupted due to ignorance, minconceptions and poor cultural education.
Times are changing though and some of these aspects are better left alone. If it can't be properly practiced, it's best to just let it go. To have a better understanding of how we can advance with the rest of the world without losing touch of some of these great aspects, we must build a bridge, not barriers to merge the good of our culture with the western culture.
thanks lakidurdz! yes, i believe there is someting there on google that can help. but what am trying to drive at is how one knows his or her culture. i mean how do we disect the intend of the post? Is it really about how one understand his or her culture or is it understanding culture goes deeper than just knowing? I myself do not practice certain traditional activities due to my personal choosing and not that I have no knowledge of my culture ways. So, I think or believe that many Micronesians that no longer practice their culture customs do not know them but because of they chose not to practice for it may be against their faith or believe.
For certain, some do not practice because they think it's a waiste of time and/or it's out dated to continue to perform in the 21st century. Let's use Kolonia Town for that matter. When a Kolonia person die, they do not have to go to the nanmwarkies like other village to ask for the permission and invite them to their funeral. Why? because Kolonia Town has no nanmwarki but a Mayor so to speak which does not require customary process like other municipalities do. So, my point is, I can know very well my culture but do not practice. while on the other hand, knowing my culture has to put into practice. Othewise, not knowing and practicing your culture could mean that you're an alien in your own country. This is just what I think. Cheers!
@lakidurdz apologies as my post was not intended to put you on the spot, "stun" you, or label you stupid. Please reread the post, use context clues and try to figure out what it is that I was saying. When I said stupid, I was only saying in general if SOMEONE is just plain being stupid about the comments they're posting. I was not calling you stupid and I am not judging you or others in this matter as I am in no position to judge.
What really interests me about your reply is the fact that you had to throw in there about women being able to speak up nowadays. The way I took it, that topic was out of place from what you were talking to me about. Even though you made it sound like there's no harm intended but to be honest with you, I felt as if you were telling me to STFU! I may just be overanalyzing your comment but anyways, no harm here. You stay classy and hope to discuss more topics with you!
Love + positve attitude= keeping the traditional ways of our culture.# RESPECT...