The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization, or group.

50 Caliber Guns in West Africa Versus the USA at Christmas

50 Caliber Guns in West Africa is better than the USA for Christmas in 2012.

Africa Is My Window On The Origin Of Species - Culture

To not change and keep pace is good, the need to adapt is a not a benefit.

American Culture Does Not Want to Listen to Global Views

Talking about my perpetual travels around the planet is a great way to lose friends.

Cultural Fatigue when Living Abroad is Not Paradise

Explanation of cultural fatigue by Andy Lee Graham, a seasoned traveler for over 14 years.

Cultural Immersion

To be surrounded, engulfed, and drenched by a culture, when a person feels uncomfortable because nothing feels normal.

Cultural Immersion using Mathew 25:40

Cultural Immersion is easier with other cultures when you learn how to treat the least, the most, or all people the same.


The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization, or group.

I Must be the Ugly American for Internet Business Reasons This Sucks

The best life possible for an American is to never understand, never learn from the Eurotrash why they are angry with Americans.

I've Been Kicked Out of the American Culture

Somewhere along the travel path, the USA culture decided I do not fit in, I am wondering if they will accept me back if I keep my mouth shut?

Nigeria Is The Future Culture Of West Africa

All culture is copied, tranferred, and learned, there is alway a culture that prevails, I predict Nigeria is the culture that wins in Africa. 2013

The 5 USA Habits Travel Helped Me Stop

I am not longer an American, I am free, alive, and living each day, never a dull moment, a life worth talking about.

The Americanization of Andy Lee Graham Tour

I am Andy Lee Graham, I have lived outside the USA for 14 years, I am doing a USA Road Trip, and maybe the goal is the Americanization of me in 2012.

The Fine Line Between Enlightened Conversations and Nitpicking Complainers and Talking with Americans

I accept that I am 100 percent American, and it is impossible to stop being what I am.

Third World Means, The Third Level of Shame

The third level does not understand the rules of he first.

Video of Small Predator Haitian Girl Following Me to Mark Her Territorial Right to the Area

This is a rare and difficult to capture video of a natural human behavior by humans to follow another human for what I consider territorial marking.

Waking Up in a New Culture

Close your eyes tight, then open them, is everything the same, or did the world change while you eyes were closed?

We are Not Fools, Obviously Going to Another State in the USA we Expect it to be Different

Culture shock is real, I read this interesting ramble about culture shock, it was intriguing to me.

Why I Feel Sad and Sorry for French People

The French culture has slowly became a former empire that is trying to retain power, influence, and money by hook or crook, it is sad, failure to thrive.

Women Request I Become Their Slave

You can look at slavery sideways, and realize we often work for nothing in return.

Culture Defined: Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate") is a term that has various meanings. For example, in 1952, Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn compiled a list of 164 definitions of "culture" in Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions. However, the word "culture" is most commonly used in three basic senses:

Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture.

An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning

The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group

When the concept first emerged in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, it connoted a process of cultivation or improvement, as in agriculture or horticulture. In the nineteenth century, it came to refer first to the betterment or refinement of the individual, especially through education, and then to the fulfillment of national aspirations or ideals. In the mid-nineteenth century, some scientists used the term "culture" to refer to a universal human capacity. For the German nonpositivist sociologist, Georg Simmel, culture referred to "the cultivation of individuals through the agency of external forms which have been objectified in the course of history".

     In the twentieth century, "culture" emerged as a concept central to anthropology, encompassing all human phenomena that are not purely results of human genetics. Specifically, the term "culture" in American anthropology had two meanings: (1) the evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively and creatively; and (2) the distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classified and represented their experiences, and acted creatively. Following World War II, the term became important, albeit with different meanings, in other disciplines such as cultural studies, organizational psychology and management studies.


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