Many people have an ethnocentric view on the world. How dangerous is it, and how can it be changed?
Ethnocentrism is without a doubt, one of the primary causes of racism, sectarianism, and other forms of discrimination, which engenders hostile attitudes towards other cultures. An ethnocentric person considers their beliefs, values and customs as being the only correct ones. An unfortunate consequence of this regrettable socio-cultural conditioning, is that ignorance and fear is passed to, and even imposed upon, future generations. There is only one solution to ending ethnocentrism, and that is to rid all doctrinal concepts in order to permit free thought.