Defining Culture

Culture1. The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively. 2. The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.”

Culture is a system of attitudes, beliefs and values that are learned by a group of people and influence how they behave.

In general people define themselves through certain identity elements consisting of many factors including a preferred aesthetic, the company they keep, the music and movies they like, their artwork or writing, etc. It is not only individuals who work like this, however. Every single bit of it is influenced by the majority that a person is immersed in. Groups of people show identities in much the same way. Our decisions are shaped by our way of life. What is socially acceptable changes with region, as well as the type of entertainment available, the foods people consume, the clothing worn, religions and traditions we are exposed to, etc.

Without this variety, the world would be such a dull place. As things are, we have so much to share and experience and borders or social boundaries don’t have to stop us from growing and making new friends, finding new places, and trying new things. That said, I am dedicating this blog to one thing: Discovery. I want to discover new insights, meet new people and share their stories (and mine).

SO upcoming material will involve, travel, interesting interactions, a variety of new experiences (food, traditions, religions….) – basically I’m jumping out of my bubble that is the South and sharing what I learn about humanity.

Peaceful pier at Lake Purdy, AL (photo by me)

Published by Student_of_Life

Culture, people, history, old stuff, art, animals, exploration, food, and coffee!

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