We are Not Culture: We Create and Participate In Cultural Expressions


Personal Culture

Could it be possible that individuals create cultural “artifacts” from within their own frameworks of reference?

Those who answer “No” to this question may be negating the value of:
– internal memories
– internal experiences
– internal symbolic references
– internal concepts of value
– internal concepts of beauty
– internal concepts of…(fill in the blank)
– ideas
– inspirations
– introspection
– imagination
– visualization
– anything personal…of personal value…

These are internal cultural products: journal writing, paintings, drawings, objects..etc)

Is the word “culture” an issue here?

I understand that it could be. “Personal System” may be better. This needs further discussion.

Daniel Montaño


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