Progress is an ideal not shared by all people and all cultures. How can we come up with a definition that fits our own society? What can we learn by comparing these definitions?
How Wikipedia around the World defines Progress (add your language)
English: Social progress is defined as the changing of society toward the ideal. The concept of social progress was introduced in the early, 19th century social theories, especially those of social evolutionists like August Comte and Herbert Spencer.
Spanish: The idea of progress is a concept that indicates the existence of a sense of improvement in the human condition.
German: Progress is a development // advancement of a condition – mostly in a positive sense.