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Dr. Tashi Zangmo Bite

"However, there are concerns for the future generation as the country becomes more modernized. Bhutan's philosophy of development is based on the concept of gross national happiness, which has four pillars: culture and tradition preservation, environmental protection, economic development, and good governance. While economic development is necessary, there is a concern that younger generations are being driven towards Westernization and materialism, which may threaten Bhutan's identity. Buddhism teaches that nothing is permanent, but it is important to consider at what level we are willing to let change happen."

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