To me culture is a set of rules that helps a society to function smoothly and facilitates interaction among its members so that all the members are benefitted.
Who creates culture?
People create culture depending on what suits them best at a given time which may change when the priorities in life change. No person can single handedly build a whole culture.
And can any culture be superior to other? If yes, who gets to decide that?
No culture can be called superior or inferior. Every culture has its own unique features which are suitable for its people and works for them. Some customs may appear to be strange, frivolous or immoral to outsiders but that hardly makes the culture inferior. Indians think because their culture is thousands of years old it is superior; Westerns think since they are more successful, their's is superior, but does that really make them superior?? Like every person thinks their mother tongue is the sweetest, similarly every person's culture is the best in his/her view.
I would say it differently that ppl should support the culture they believe suits them the best...
The old adage- Grass is always greener on the other side applies here... with Western cultures embracing Yoga, trying to be less materialistic etc etc and Eastern culture doing the opposite..
Topic started by sowmyaa
Last replied by Aanandaa