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Author Name: Freequeens1 5 Comments
Date Added: May 03, 2007 20:05:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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What is Culture?

What is Culture?

Is culture the way we do the things we do,
Or is it the reason for our existence?
I thought it was what made me different from you,
But it could all be just a matter of chance.
The time and place we were born plays a big part
In what we are taught as good manners or bad.
The religion we are brought into from the start,
Isnít always the one we choose to be had.
A social group that shares knowledge and the arts
Could be a culture of academia,
Or an ancient society that threw darts.
Actors may form a large culture of drama.
Environment, heredity or nurture,
No one knows what influences a culture.
Author's Notes:
For a topic of the week, culture can be very subjective and open to opinion.  Where does one culture start and another end?  Everything seems to be all scrambled together and overlapping.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 20, 2007 10:39:30 PM Report
And I thought it was something you found in the bottom of a petrie dish...Very thoughtful write, Penny. To me, culture is just a term to describe a particular social enviornment you were raised in..If it means refinement, I'm up the creek without a paddle...:O)...len
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on May 5, 2007 04:27:21 PM Report
Human behavior and how others influence it verses what a person internally feels & knows to be.  It's hard to be an individual of importance in many of today's cultures, if one wants to stand out they're considered 'a sheep following the crowd'.  With so much influence between different cultures there is a larger gray area than before along with a loss of something important - individualism, also known as free spirit.
Comment By: FreeMichael on May 4, 2007 07:36:25 PM Report
Hmmmmmm.... What is culture? I would say that culture is the collective consciousness and self-identity of any society of people. And what does that mean? It means, largely, what you acknowledge in your poem! Be well, Michael
Comment By: FreeS on May 4, 2007 04:05:50 PM Report
humans by nature are a social animal, we've adapted cultures as a way to strengthened communities, evolutionarily speaking perserve our genes, we all seek to conform but theres nothing wrong with it, we act how we were brought up, i think the most important thing is to be transcendental to all known ways of being raised and base action on simple mortality that instilled in us by instinct

 

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Comment By: FreeGlata on May 4, 2007 08:41:13 AM Report
When I see the word "Culture" all I can think about is Boy George and Culture Club, lol. This is a good write, Patty...

Hugs!

Glata





 


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