Values enable us to determine what is good and bad in every culture

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Culture is made up of beliefs, values, rules, social conventions and morals. These can collectively be called customs and traditions.

Conventions enable us to do our daily duties without any hesitation

The Values enable us to determine what is good and bad in every culture
Let us imagine that we are walking along a famous street in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. We will get to see people dressed in various kinds of clothes, people belonging to different races and people conversing in different languages.

There cannot be the same kind of culture in any society. There will be different cultures depending on the religions and life styles followed by the people. We call this pluralistic culture.

Now that we have understood what culture is and how diverse it can be. Let us know what constitutes culture. Culture is made up of beliefs, values, rules, social conventions and morals. These can collectively be called customs and traditions.

Freedom, true friendship, cleanliness, humility, patriotism are values. Values can be understood as the behaviour expected of human beings by society. Values enable us determine what is good and bad in every culture.

There are conventions and moral codes to complement rules. Conventions are the activities we engage in again and again in our daily lives. We engage in eating, sleeping, greeting and other similar activities according to the prevailing conventions without giving much thought to them. These activities are inseparable parts of culture. For example, you do not ask your teacher everyday how you have to sit down to eat or sit in the class.you will have learnt all of them just through practice of conventions. Conventions enable us to do our daily duties without any hesitation.

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