“If we are to achieve a richer culture rich in contrasting value we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” – Margaret Mead
What Culture? Who’s Culture?
I found this week’s topic confusing. Culture has many meanings, and some of those I think depend on personal interpretations.
A doctor might think of cultivating a bacteria, while a farmer thinks of cultivated land. Are we talking about culture as being educated, or as how it relates to an ethnic group. Or simply an everyday existence shared by people who live close together and share the same values?
The culture of people who live by the sea and make their living fishing would be quite different from a group of apartment dwellers who take the train into work every morning.
Since I couldn’t decide what would best exemplify culture, I just picked a couple of photos to share that I liked and that I think represent two diverse cultures.
Bean’s Pat: A Record-Breaking Birding Day http://tinyurl.com/bv7s7sv 294 Texas species in 24 hours. This one is for the birders among my readers. It’s from the Cornell University Ornithological blog. Anybody here ever seen or read “A Big Year? Great book, good movie!.