When I was 15, I distinctly remembered reading in my geography textbook a chapter about population.
Big glasses were totally fashionable then
According to the book, there are some countries which had homogeneous population. Homogeneous meant that the entire country consisted of only their own race. And two of the most evident examples are Italy and Japan.
However, as globalization becomes increasingly common, the textbook is now a relic rather than a book of facts.
Just a regular walk to the market for example, and I’d see a multitude of nationalities. Just today, I bought some chicken from an Egyptian guy and a few steps away is a Bangladeshi guy selling me some Thai rice.
And if you’d browse through Wati’s blog, you’d see the same phenomenon in Japan.
What I studied years ago doesn’t hold true for the situation now.
In fact, its even common for a subject newly taught in schools to be obsolete right when the student graduate. And it makes me wonder, in this day of age where nothing is constant any more, is it even worth to study?