Let's start by defining the meaning of culture. According to https://globalsociology.pbworks.com/w/page/14711302/What%20Is%20Culture, "Culture is the entire way of life of a society as well
as all its products. Society is then composed of individuals who share a
culture." Culture has several attributes: it is learned, it is shared and it can be material and/or nonmaterial.
Think about your personal life. How do you define yourself? Where do you feel you fit in? Some possible examples of culture could be: African-American culture, Christian or Jewish culture (or that of other faiths), feminist culture, gamer culture, culture that flourishes around particular past times like sports...
First, select a culture you identify with. Then, break it down farther-- what values or habits do you have because of your culture? For example, a person who connects with a particular religious culture might say that his or her beliefs influence his or her political or moral decisions. (A devoutly Christian person may opt not to live with a partner outside of marriage. An Orthodox Jewish person may believe in observing certain holidays or abiding by strict rules for keeping the Sabbath.)
Think about who you are and how your culture is reflected in your choices.
Apr 20th, 2015
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