a. the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
b. these patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: edwardian culture; japanese culture; the culture of poverty.
c. these patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the middle ages; musical culture; oral culture.
d. the predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization. …. etc. etc. etc….
we are surrounded by an aggressive tsunami culture 24/7.
media, social groups, global issues, local issues, significant others…
and it’s getting more intense as the ‘global village’ gets more connected each day
sometimes it’s like we are sitting in a bomb shelter somewhere with heavy shells whistling in overhead, exploding all around us – bombardment from the skies, intermittent, unpredictable, but ever present
in war of this nature, when the big guns are blazing and the mega bombs are dropping the most productive thing that can be done is usually a survival default - just staying alive – merely surviving under the barrage
along with the noise is the occasional voice of a cheerleader saying, “it’s all right! … we’re doing good! … it’s going to be fine!!” … but these words are also whispering in overhead, imploding all around us – sifting in from the skies, intermittent, predictable, barely audible alongside the concussions
i can’t help but wonder about culture and what’s growing under our own social arms and in those dark damp places where the sun doesn’t really shine