Chapter 1 – Summary of Culture: An Introduction, Importance of Culture in Human Life

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There are some general characteristics, which are common to different cultures throughout the world.

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Importance of Culture in Human Life

  • Culture is closely linked with life. It is not add on, an ornament that we as human beings can use.

  • It is not merely a touch of colour. It is what make us human.

  • Without culture, there would be no humans. Culture is made up with traditions, beliefs, way of life, from the most spiritual to the most material.

  • It gives us meaning, a way of leading our lives. Human beings are creators of culture and, at the same time, culture is what makes us human.

  • A fundamental element of culture is the issue of religious belief and its symbolic expression.

  • We must value religious identity and be aware of current efforts to make progress it terms of interfaith dialogue, which is actually an intercultural dialogue.

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