Any cultures you particularly like, and why?

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  1. Drifterwood

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    I may be wrong, because it's not my cultural background, but I am personally drawn to Jewish culture. It seems to me that Jewish culture achieves one of the best balances that I can see between, cherishing the past, enjoying the present and planning for the future. A lot of other cultures seem to me to miss this balance, they can either dwell on the past too much or too little, live too much for the now without a view to the future or forget to live now and spend all their time working for the future.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Does everyone have me on ignore????????
     
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    I love cultures where everything revolves around a good meal. Native American, Mexican, Italian and Irish. Goodness me. LOL
     
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    I find the Surma rather interesting.
     
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    My list wouldn't end there, but I definitely agree.

    Naked stick fighter eh?:wink:
     
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    I find a lot of dead cultures particularly interesting - probably because they're a bit mysterious, a bit alien. Aztec culture, classical Greek culture - particularly the Athenians and Ionians. As for modern cultures, in Canada we have a nation-wide aboriginal people's TV channel, and I love how slow and respectful the older people often are when speaking. The emphasis seems to be more on teaching and understanding, and less on proving who's right, or who's most interesting. I respect that. A lot.
     
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    True. I forgot to mention all the hot blooded sex going on. :icon16:
     
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    Being half Aboriginal, I love that half of me as well. I love the ritual and ceremony, the colours and the food; I love the focus on respect for others and the elders and the reserved approach to conflict.

    I find I relate well to lots of other similar cultures - hispanic, Filippino etc. Any culture built around family, community and FOOD.

    I love our Canadian cultural mosaic!
     
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    Here here!
     
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    native americans , ancient egyptians , inca peoples , the people that built Gobleki Tepe
     
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    I like the Jewish focus on education, questioning and secular achievement.
     
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    I am mixed so I guess I love all the cultures but my tops one would be what I am Mexican,Japanese,Irish,scotish,dutch and Indian the feather one not the dot.
     
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    The only way... :wink:
     
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    Yoghurt is pleasant. I am also fond of kombucha teas. :biggrin:
     
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    "Raw, organic, probiotic" you called? :cool:
     
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    I'm definitely a fan of Japanese culture, everything from the traditional samurai rituals and way of life, through to the contemporary anime and technology-driven culture. Their manner is so different to western culture, and fascinating to study! I would love to go there one day to see it all up close.
     
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    Sounds divine... quite a treat,
    but not, I hope, too terribly sweet.

    :biggrin:

    (okokok, the roald dahl videos got me going)
     
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    I've always felt drawn to Jewish culture. No idea why.
     
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