Culture Shock!


April 21

Culture shock!
Cannot stand when someone say that US has no culture! One person said it and millions people repeated it like it’s their personal opinion based on their observation. I can easily prove them wrong!
First of all lets find the definition of culture.
Wikipedia – Culture (/ˈkʌltʃər/) is, in the words of E.B. Tylor, “that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” (Tylor 1871:1)
Ok, great here we go….. Art : We will start with movie industry. Ask anybody in the world to name 10 American movie stars and name 5 best American movies. Anyone can answer these questions. Now, I’m asking you the same question about Greek movies….. may be Japanese… may be Thailand movie stars … at least 3 ? No? No Idea….
Music: American musicians are the leaders in the world music industry. So many beautiful songs touched people’s hearts all over the world. And I’m sure there are great Brazilian, Chilean and Venezuelan musicians, but can you name me any or at least hum a song?
Growing up in Russia , I was watching “Tom and Jerry” , have you watched “ Nu Pogodi”? No?!?! It’s awesome cartoon )))
McDonalds is so stupid and disgusting, I wonder why you can find it at almost every country in the world. And of course, America has no style, that’s why many European ladies carry Michael Kors purses and wear Gap jeans.
I can keep going, but I hope it’s enough to look different at the culture point. Or may be just give a thought, instead of repeating somebody else’s.
So, based on everything I said above, my thought of the day is….
“If you think there is no culture where you live – congratulations! It’s your time to shine! Make a difference in your community, show us what the culture is all about!”

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