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As a citizen of the United Kingdom who has spent half of her life growing up in Yorkshire, England and the other half in the United States, my idea of culture may vary somewhat from the average MSU students. To me culture is a way of life. Not just on a macro scale: language, food, or religion, but also on a micro level. From the way we introduce ourselves, pray, or enter a room to the way we sit, communicate, and gesture, culture paves the path on which we walk our day-to-day lives. As is obvious when traveling the world, people live their daily lives in different ways not only from country to country, but also from town to town and even family to family. A person’s culture is not categorized by the continent on which he or she resides or religious group in which they partake, rather culture, to me, is an array of ideas, beliefs, and priorities by which a person defines himself or herself and, in most cases, shares with the people around him/her. My culture has evolved over the past ten years into a collective set of Euro- American standards and values, a “melting-pot” theory of culture so to speak. The years I spent growing up in Britain bring my etiquette, traditional family values and even my
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course ANP 130 taught by Professor Quan during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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