7 Definitions of Culture
John Spacey, updated on December 18, 2016
Culture is a word that explains a broad range of human behavior. In the past, culture was typically associated with a civilization, nation, society, group or place. In the modern age, it is equally common for culture to spring up amongst self-organizing tribes that have something in common. The following are possible definitions of culture.
Priceless ElementsCulture are the priceless elements of human existence that can't be assigned a monetary value or explained with cold logic.
Shared ExperienceShared language, values, norms, traditions, pastimes, customs, beliefs and conventions that cause people to identify with one another.
Human vs MachineElements that distinguish human from machine such as joy, imagination and purpose.
Human vs RockThat which raises humanity above the merely physical aspects of existence.
FlavorFactors that give life flavor such as literature, art, music, film, architecture, food, sports, recreation, celebration and social iteration.
ComplexityComplex human behaviors such as language, family, art, literature, ritual, religion, mythology, philosophy, technology, social institutions and traditions.
WayA way of life.
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