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This is a homework assignment about culture. So far I'm really just listing all the ideas that I want to talk about. I'll expand on each of them later. Tell me if you think this is well-organized.
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What is Culture?
Culture refers to the pattern of human activity and the
symbols, which give significance to this activity. Culture is
represented through the art, literature, costumes, customs and
traditions of a community. Different cultures exist in
different parts of the world. The natural environment greatly
affects the lifestyle of the people of that region, thus
shaping their culture. The diversity in the cultures around
the world is also a result of the mindsets of people
inhabiting different regions of the world. Why is culture
important? Let us try to find out.
The cultural values of a community give it an identity of its
own. A community gains a character and a personality of its
own, because of the culture of its people. Culture is shared
by the members of a community. It is learned and passed from
the older generations to the newer ones. For an effective
transfer of culture from one generation to another, it has to
be translated into symbols. Language, art and religion serve
as the symbolic means of transfer of cultural values between
Culture is a bond that ties the people of a region or community
together. It is that one common bond, which brings the people
of a community together. The customs and traditions that the
people of a community follow, the festivals they celebrate,
the kind of clothing they wear, the food they eat, and most
importantly, the cultural values they adhere to, bind them
Culture is seen as a system of social control, wherein people
shape their standards and behavior. The cultural values form
the founding principles of one's life. They influence
one's principles and philosophies of life. They influence
one's way of living and thus impact social life.
The importance of culture lies in the fact that it is a link
between people and their value systems.
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