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How do you view "woke culture" in the west?  


PhoTastic
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I know not everyone on here is from the same country so I want to see how the views vary from person to person. In my experience, this kind of culture is self-serving and self-destroying. It pushes people to live lifestyles that are no healthy for them and have consequences for everyone around them. Promoting obesity as a good thing, teaching children to judge people based on race, forcing social issues into every corner of life... it just is not healthy.

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I think people are just bored and have nothing going on so they create problems. The US is going through a lot and I see it happening in other nations as well. They say that an empire can only have it good for so long. I compare places like that to Vietnam and hope they are watching and paying attention. Never sell out your morals, culture, or heritage or everything will fall apart. 

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I will be honest, I am not entirely sure what it even is. I thought the term "woke" was meant to be "awaken to" the injustices of black Americans but anytime I see people talking about it or supporting it, they are white people. I am very confused by the whole thing at this point.

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I don't view it in any way. People are going to believe what they want and do what they want with their lives. So long as it isn't ruining other people's lives, that is nothing I concern myself with. This so called "woke" crowd is a very small minority of the population. 

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@pinkcherie This is what I thought but it seems to be a big deal with the youngest generation in America. From what I have seen and heard, they are all just looking to be completely different from everyone in every way and I am not sure if this is going to benefit them in the long run. 

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I think "woke culture" is a good thing, but I also think it's important to be aware of the ways in which it has been co-opted by corporations.

I think that it is important for people to be aware of their privilege and how they can use their power to change things. However, I'm wary of the idea that you need to be woke or a part of some kind of movement in order to do this.

I feel like what we really need to do is listen to people who have been oppressed for generations and learn from them. Instead of putting ourselves on a pedestal and saying things like "we're so woke," we should ask questions like "How can I help?"

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