Culture Essay | Understanding Culture

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Understanding Culture

Summary: Culture is what defines the difference between humans and animals. Through studying different cultures we learn more about our own culture. Yet to become fluent in a culture, a person cannot simply study it; he/she must interact with the culture and experience it firsthand.
Culture, is defined by Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, as " the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon man's capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations." People learn about culture through interaction rather than through the memorization of a text. To become fluent in any one culture you have to experience it and become involved. There are many ways that a culture can be shared among people without them being fluent in it such as through: food, customs, clothing, language, beliefs, and behaviors. With the increase of technology and new discoveries about the world developing daily it makes it impossible for cultures to remain stagnant; therefore, they must learn how to adapt in order to survive. Some people argue that complete cultural fluency in more than one culture is impossible. However, culture is a learned behavior therefore people should be able to learn and...

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