Spiritual poverty and fatalism a drawback for Nepal

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Fatalism, including acce-ptance of harmful traditions, exacerbates poverty in Nepal.

However, a lack of spiritual awareness and fatalism are also impedi-ments to progress among educated, well-to-do families.

Karma, the idea that a person’s fate results from their deeds in a past life, can constitute an escapist mentality.

Fatalism, that can be reflected in traditional plays and folk songs dealing with day-to-day struggles and sorrows, needs to also be subject to intellectual reflection. Nepalese society is still trapped by cultural malpractices and superstitions.

There has been a huge gap between Nepal and developed nations in terms of social development. Notwithstanding the sharing of some modern technologies, including social media, Nepal’s lack of sequential development has widened a generation gap.

For example, children in the 1990s still played with clay and stone. How-ever, the newest genera-tion jumped to smart-phones. More positive aspects of Nepalese socio-cultural and religious values have been degraded and confused. Spiri-tuality and social education have been usurped by militancy and street vandalism in support of political demands.

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