Different Cultures That Define Different Types Of People

1568 Words Jan 9th, 2015 7 Pages
An Altered Identity
All aspects of life and our viewpoints are shaped from our culture. We can choose how to live our lives. But our culture, no matter what our identity is, shapes us. We have all lived our lives following what our parents do, or whoever raised us. We learn, we experience new things, and then we incorporate our new knowledge gained from those experiences into our lives. The types of things we learn and experience depend on our cultures. There are many types of cultures that define different types of people. Culture is what makes up a person. The combination of education, family, wealth, tradition, moral, religion, and friends are just some of the cultures that make up an individual. It is true that we are all different as an individual, but culture makes individuality. These cultures combined can make an extraordinary person. We are shaped and molded by our cultures. The education we receive will influence our intake of knowledge. Family influences our habits and instincts. Materialistic wealth changes the way we value other things. Morals influence our beliefs. Spirituality changes our faith, and friends influence our interaction with others.
Hermann Hesse wrote of a man who desires enlightenment in Siddhartha. Siddhartha and his family were very wealthy. Siddhartha’s wealth was not everything he wanted. There was a thirst inside that he could not quench. “He had begun to feel that the love of his father and mother, and also the love of his friend…
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