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  1. #1
    The_Bear

    From where does culture come?

    Can you answer the question posed in the title?

  2. #2
    TenGig

    Re: From where does culture come?

    Superstition and available resources

    IMO, superstition is going to go down. Available resources will become more equal to all areas to the world. Cultures around the world are going to start becoming very similar. Really, that has already started, look at all the countries that have [insert country name here] Idol crap.

  3. #3
    The_Bear

    Re: From where does culture come?

    Quote Originally Posted by TenGig View Post
    Superstition and available resources

    IMO, superstition is going to go down. Available resources will become more equal to all areas to the world. Cultures around the world are going to start becoming very similar. Really, that has already started, look at all the countries that have [insert country name here] Idol crap.
    why?okebrain:

  4. #4
    TenGig

    Re: From where does culture come?

    Well I think when I say available resources, it could be anything.

    When I said the Idol example, ideas were the resource. Seeing what works in one country can sometimes be a window to what might work in another. But in the time of, lets say Shakespeare, those plots and writings wern't available else where. Either due to a bigger world with out travel, or lack of people being bilingual. Maybe if shakespeare were introduced today, it could have been more popular in other countries, and have become a big part of their culture. Maybe in that futrue, countries like the scandinavian ones which are great in english could be studying it in school (like we do).

    Cuisine is also part of culture. Indians use a lot of spice and there food becasue it was available in their region. It made them unique in that type of flavor. After trading routes opened up, spices became highly available in the UK. Now it's quite a popular dish over there. if those spices would have been native to the UK, maybe the english would have had a better reputation for their food.

    What I think I'm trying to say is that humans aren't that different when you look at the basics. Flavors/Styles from one end of the world will mostly likely work on the other end, given some possible subtle variation.

    I dunno, maybe I'm just rambling.

  5. #5
    The_Bear

    Re: From where does culture come?

    Quote Originally Posted by TenGig View Post
    Well I think when I say available resources, it could be anything.

    When I said the Idol example, ideas were the resource. Seeing what works in one country can sometimes be a window to what might work in another. But in the time of, lets say Shakespeare, those plots and writings wern't available else where. Either due to a bigger world with out travel, or lack of people being bilingual. Maybe if shakespeare were introduced today, it could have been more popular in other countries, and have become a big part of their culture. Maybe in that futrue, countries like the scandinavian ones which are great in english could be studying it in school (like we do).

    Cuisine is also part of culture. Indians use a lot of spice and there food becasue it was available in their region. It made them unique in that type of flavor. After trading routes opened up, spices became highly available in the UK. Now it's quite a popular dish over there. if those spices would have been native to the UK, maybe the english would have had a better reputation for their food.

    What I think I'm trying to say is that humans aren't that different when you look at the basics. Flavors/Styles from one end of the world will mostly likely work on the other end, given some possible subtle variation.

    I dunno, maybe I'm just rambling.
    my entire political philosophy is based on two principles:
    A) People are people.
    B) People like to do 'people' things - ie, eat, sleep, have sex, worship their own G-d, live a certain style of life, etc.

    But what I'm asking is this: do I create that culture that I live in, do we as people create the culture, or do other forces create it?

  6. #6
    TenGig

    Re: From where does culture come?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Bear View Post
    my entire political philosophy is based on two principles:
    A) People are people.
    B) People like to do 'people' things - ie, eat, sleep, have sex, worship their own G-d, live a certain style of life, etc.

    But what I'm asking is this: do I create that culture that I live in, do we as people create the culture, or do other forces create it?
    Oh ok, I was thinking why do different cultures form. Different topic. Never mind.

    Well no time to answer right now, maybe I'll think about it later...

  7. #7
    Guyker

    Re: From where does culture come?

    Culture is a fluid experience of the society you are in, coming from a mix of the traditions in that society with traditions from other societies (if your family is from someplace else), and the creative energies at work within that society. And from yourself depending on what extent you decide to play in that aspect. So your sense of the culture may differ widely if you write or play music or paint, or if you watch Court TV everyday for hours on end.

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