CULTURE

[Disclaimer: Please don’t consider this to be the right definition of “culture”. However, I’d like you to consider that we are all able to have differing views and opinions; this is mine.]

     Culture is based on wide ranges of complex human behavior and actions that had evolved over a long period of time. It can include knowledge, art, beliefs, religion, law, morals, customs, traditions, any other skills that had been acquired by man as a living member of society; these are all unique to separate areas of the world. Although culture itself is very complex, it’s also extremely fragile. It can be influenced by the slightest change(s), and is made to adapt to said change(s).
     A common misconception about culture is that man-made things (such as buildings, languages, government, etc.) are culture itself. However, these are merely products of culture. What’s interesting about modern culture is how integrated each supposed “separate” culture is with one another. Immigration is an example as to how such a thing exists; one can identify themselves as being culturally Mexican, but they also follow the mixed traditions and rituals of Americans. They may celebrate Mexican holidays (Cinco de Mayo), as well as American ones (4th of July). In reality, that enables people of different nationalities to be united.
     However, human societies and cultures are not synonymous, they are inextricably connected. This is because culture is created and transmitted to others in society— meaning that it is not a product of lone individuals. They are continuously evolving products of people interacting and socializing with each other, and handed down to future generations. For example, language and politics would not make sense if there were no interactions between people. If you were the only person on the planet, then language nor government would not be necessary.

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