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Culture Identity Quotes (62 quotes)

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INVISIBLE INFLUENCE: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger

How Important Is Culture in Shaping Our Behavior?

Culture or the way of life is attributed to the personality of an individual and makes them who they really are. Self awareness emphasizes the significance of an individual to exist and is attributed to social views and practices. It defines individual characteristics and contributes to the diversity of people in the world and this makes life interesting. Culture and personal identity relate closely and are dependent on each other. Construction of identities is within individual in relation to a particular historical background and organization. This paper shall explore the personality trait explained above and explain the contribution that culture has made. The vibrant Indonesian culture is ethnic and is also being influenced by countries such as China and India which neighbor it.

Technically, culture is always "in the news," and not just in the arts and entertainment section of our newspapers. It is like unacknowledged water to a fish, or the oxygen we breathe. Yet recently culture has been an explicit topic of debate. After Mitt Romney took flak for saying that the power of culture was responsible for the different living standards of Israelis and Palestinians and some tried to understand how pop culture might have influenced Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes, it is worthwhile to examine the ways that culture does and does not influence our behavior. Romney's invocation of culture as a means of explaining how one group of people succeeds and another doesn't may be misleading because Israel's culture has been through fits and starts and is still hammering out a coherent identity. As David Brook' s has written, and though it might seem strange to an outsider, Israel was not always considered to have such a modern culture.

The identity problem starts when people address to me. Who am I? Am I the person who I think I am or what the others believe I am? How do I see myself, putting aside the external looks, does something stands between the I and the me? We are not alone.

How and Why Culture Influence Identity

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  1. In our modern society we are experiencing contact with different cultures like never before.

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