1. a. The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.b. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty.c. These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture.d. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.2. Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.3. a. Development of the intellect through training or education.b. Enlightenment resulting from such training or education.4. A high degree of taste and refinement formed by aesthetic and intellectual training.5. Special training and development: voice culture for singers and actors.6. The cultivation of soil; tillage.
But as a VERB . . .now that where The Cultural Compass Institute finds its inspiration . . .
1. to grow in a prepared medium.
Hmm, now what would happen if we looked at this great big huge thing called :Culture' in a more proactive way and didn't just accept the accumulative history of our combined knowledge and tastes but actively began to craft the 'Culture' we want?
What would our schools look like? How would the curriculum change? Would we put more emphasis on better communication skills, financial know-how and Best Practices?
How might our neighborhoods change to reflect more of the elements that serve and fewer of the less desirable? How many Great Good Places does your town include? What is a Great Good Place, you ask? Simply one that is a gathering spot outside of the home where one regularly visits and supports you emotionally and socially in a sense of community - outside the family and outside or work. It's your second home where everyone knows your name, they are happy to see you, and give you the devil when you act like a jerk! many times these places are coffee houses, sometimes pubs, lunch counters, senior centers or community centers. the important thing is, to have them!
Just a few questions we regularly put out to the universe at large and you specifically . . .