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ICCdayoung wrote:What is culture? A culture is a particular society, especially considered in relation to its beliefs, way of life, or art. Our values, beliefs, and ways of interpreting the world are not absolute in the way that the laws of physics are, that they are a part of our upbringing and cultural heritage and vary accordingly.
How does culture influence behavior? Each culture is different behavior and feature. For example, In some cultures, group work is conceived of as a way of helping each student achieve individually In other cultures, successful group work results in the efforts of individuals to succeed as a whole.
What are some of the central beliefs and values of your culture? Korean have many affection. When my country was IMF time, people helped nation to collect the gold. Presently, Japan is troubled with Tsunamis, Korean donate money to them. This way, we overcome difficulties together, Although their live normally.
ICC kyoung a wrote:Culture is a huge concept. When I hear the word culture, I usually think about food. I would like to talk about food culture. Every country has its own unique food culture. We have a bunch of different foods in Korea that are intended to have positive effects on one's health. Dogs meat is one of them. The dog meat stew is called boshintang, and it is known to enhance one's energy level and even stamina. Many Westerners may be shocked that koreans eat dog, but it has been a part of Korean culture for hundreds of years. And there is a common breed of dogs that are eaten, which are normally grown on farms. It is not like we eat pet dogs we raise at home. Also other cultures eat exotic things that Koreans don't eat. I think that we could understand the culture of each other better if we learn cultures through various food culture.
ICC_MyungYeon wrote:I think the culture is people' base to live. I mean that the culture is effeted everthing for people such as living way , general moral even food.
Those elements make the standard rule to follow people. So people could follow the major culture which most people do.
Regarding Korean unique culture, I'd like to talk " respective way".
For exampe, Korean has various respective expression to talk. As many people know that once Korean young people meet older people, we have to use resfective language called "Jondeakmal".Becauce young people think older people know more than them and could teach them based on thire experience.
So we do that as a part of respective way.
Plus, once korean young people meet the elderly on the subway, they are automatically stand up and ask to sit their seat instead of them.
Becasue young people cares about the elderly who are older and weaker than them. It is a kind of respective way to express.It is not just for elderly.
It could be for pregnant women and disabled people. Actually this is not a obiligation but we are following it as a part of our culture.
Nowadays, this situations are deceasing , Because I think many korean go to abroad to have many culture expeerience. So they could be effected from that.
but It is still existed. I hope, korean's respective way should be existed longer as a good case . ^^
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