what is culture?

religion, ritual
christian, gnostic
judeism, kabbalah
muslim, sufi
beliefs, traditons
is this cultural?
What is culture?
who decides, who defines?

society, civilisation
class, elite
upper class, ruling class
social class, racial class
middle class, lower class
What class, no class?
is this cultural?
What is culture?
who decides, who defines?

culture jamming
advertising, consumming
art, philosophising
popular, unique
texting, gaming
loving, hating
music, writing
symbols, language
is this cultural?
What is culture?
who decides, who defines?

understanding, creating
thinking, exisitng
values, systems
tools,rules
spirit, nature
universe, mysticism
is this cultural?
what is culture?
who decides, who defines?

capitalist, socialist,
sexist, fascist
evolution, revolution
democracy, freedom,
will we ever find a simple solution?
one word, many words
too many words, No words
silence, just for a moment
one conclusion!

do we really need another word
to further divide?

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3 Responses to “what is culture?”

  1. spaceagesage Says:

    Is it division or diversity?

    99ppp: Thanks for the great question, I responded to it in a post.

  2. Love this piece… you truly have a way with word and thought.
    Indeed, what is culture, what is reality, what is normal? It is all a matter of perspective…

    99ppp: It is, and it is our hope that those perspectives are shared in order to gain better understanding on how we navigate through these differences.

  3. Love this poem!…man’s adaptive ability to learn languages has improved his standard of living but the price is alienation from the natural interrelated and interdependent world.

    Sid

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