Essay On Cultural Norms

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Culture is the way of life. Culture is generally the beliefs, behaviors, practices, and artifacts a social group shares with each other through commonality. This is rather interchanged with “society” which is difference because society talks about the people who share a common territory or definable region and culture. Culture will not exists without a society, and neither would society exists without culture. Culture consists of two types: material culture, the tangible objects that may be used as symbols to cultural ideas or belongings to society, and nonmaterial culture, the ideas and attitudes of a society, of which both types are linked to each other. The behaviors taught and/or picked up from customs and the environment, as well as actions, …show more content…

Cultural norms provide a backbone of guidance for people in the society to know what is morally correct and morally wrong. These norms are formed through trial and error and they are generalized towards what is morally correct in various situations that occur in society. I believe that we do not have to ALWAYS follow these norms and “ride the wave”. In a situation, I strongly believe that although yes, norms do still matter and may still make sense, it should not always dictate what is realistically correct in a situation. Are there moments when you think your personal values contradict cultural norms? How do you cope with these trying …show more content…

The parallelism of adaption where one culture takes ideas or mirrors a society’s culture for their own unique culture, The diffusion of culture through different channels and ways to different societies in different countries and areas, the significant changes in split cultures rooting from one culture evident in fission adaptation, and the convergence of two cultures from separate societies to form a distinctive culture through convergence caught my eye because it is fascinating to see how cultures are created, destroyed, or picked and transferred through different societies throughout the course of time

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