Why is culture necesssary for the developement of society?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In order to answer this properly, you will need to come up with a definition of culture.  In social sciences, culture simply means everything about human society that is passed down in ways that are not biological.  In other words, culture would be everything from art to food to hunting techniques to government.  The only things that are not culture are biological things like the fact that people die and that women give birth.

If we look at culture in this way, then we can see why culture is necessary for the development of society.  Without culture, there is no society.  Without culture, people would simply be animals, going along and doing everything based on instinct, which is passed down biologically.  Only culture can create a society with traditions and values and customs.

If you are using "culture" in the more popular way, to mean art and music and such, the connection is a little harder to make.  You would have to argue that a society without such things is a society without soul.  It is a society that exists only for the sake of keeping people alive.  It has no joy and no imagination.  This, you could argue, is not a truly human society.

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gopikrishna | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Culture is very important for human beings. It gives the tribe of humans their identity. It provides them with the rules and regulations to live in their society, how they celebrate, how they communicate, how they behave, how they greet, how they show their anger etc. Culture has impact on existence of humans and their thinking. It is necessary to develop a society" and understanding people of other societies and thus can bring harmony between civilizations. It is said that to make a society weak, their culture should be the first to be attacked . Culture is so central a source of society that without it stability and progress are impossible, for all social existence and activities are marked by cultural characteristics. But these relations go in two directions, on the one hand between society and persons, on the other side between society and nature.The content of one’s culture constitutes one’s "social nature".

- careful attention to culture in the past and at present not only of the state, but of the society and people who, in order to create their history and their future, must know their historical and cultural past;- consideration of spiritual-cultural values as one of the most important conditions for the formation and development of the creative abilities and humane relations between people;- remembering that the main aim of culture is to promote the humanization of social relations for the future of our civilization.



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