By Charles Leyman Kachitsa Confronting ones history without necessarily self blame is an epitome of brevity. Nations that have developed have constantly looked behind in history with a view to learn, not for blame but to spring up from what would be considered dark periods or jubilant ones. Heritage and nurturing of it has all… Read […]
Culture is a system of shared beliefs that are used by society in order to interact with the world, as well as with each other. Often, we think of the food, music, clothing, and holidays that are shared by a group as their culture, but these are only some of the elements. Other elements include customs, values, behaviours, and artefacts. Culture is, therefore, a combination of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs shared by those of the same racial, ethnic, religious, or another social group. Many of these groups we are born into (such as racial and ethnic groups) and others we choose (such as religious or political groups). Many of us move between groups, adjusting our ideas and beliefs as we grow and learn. Those who go through cultural shifts may adopt new customs, but they will also retain elements of their previous cultural experiences.
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