The Importance of Culture

It has always been in human nature to desire to know where we come from and our place in the universe. Culture, though less profound than explaining the big bang or evolution, provides at least a concrete acknowledgement of our place among other societies and a sure identity for a people distinct to that of others, one that we can take pride in. One cannot be fully human without acknowledging other humans. One cannot live in a vacuum and expect to be able to carry out a meaningful life. Above all, culture makes us certain that we are not alone.

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