Culture and Expression’s first required text is “An Evolutionary Framework for the Acquisition of Symbolic Cognition by Homo sapiens” by Ian Tattersall. The text is a short article that reviews the evolution of human beings. It describes what older species of the genus Homo looked like: body shape, bone structure, brain size, skull orientation, and know physical characteristics. Tattersall begins by truly looking at the roots of our civilization, where humans came from and how we are the byproduct resulting from millions of years of history. Early on in the article, it is discovered that more significant than physical traits, is our symbolic cognition, which separates our species from the rest of the environment. Tattersall says that it is this ‘strong apartness from the rest of Nature’ that drove humans to advance swifter than the competition . This is a crucial part of the article because it shifts the focus from physical traits to social
As humans, there are many aspects that separate and distinguish us from other animals. However, I believe the most valuable distinction is our ability to create meaningful relationships. Whether these relationships are friendships, marriages or any other union of two people, this connection is the basis of our humanity. Through relationships were able to share knowledge, discuss ideas, and better ourselves through the enlightenment of others.
From the start of mankind, humans have been evolving in the way they think, in the way they speak and in the way they believe. The canonical literature created by some of the celebrated writers in the United States shows a shifting evolution in regards to conformity slowly progressing into individuality.
The Akkadians were the people of the dominate culture that succeeded the Sumerians the first dominant Mesopotamian culture. The period of Akkadian centralized governance took place from 2350–2150 B.C.E and for this period the Akkadians resided in Akkad, the city from which they were named. Akkad was the Akkadian capital city that was chosen by the first Akkadian King, King Sargon. King Sargon reigned from 2334–2279 B.C.E and he was seen as the greatest leader in the Akkadian Dynasty. Sargon is regarded in this manner because he was the first king in Mesopotamian history to ever unite the region of the Fertile Crescent (upper and lower Mesopotamia) through conquest of the Sumerian cities. The Fertile Crescent is a belt
To begin with, let’s take a step back and think about people. How do we think? What drives us? Every individual has their own identity. Their own beliefs they have adopted, certain people they cherish, heirlooms or expensive acquisitions they treasure. Each has goals to aspire to, and needs that must be met.
Identity is what makes the individual. The uniqueness, such as specific traits ranging from religious to intelligence. Despite having the same parents, even siblings have different identity. One sibling might posses more intellectual, and athletic traits than the other, while the other one is complete opposite. But having this unique set of traits is what makes us as an individuals. It’s what distinguishes between you and the world. If everyone would have had the same identity then we would not have evolved. We would have not discovered all these scientific achievements throughout history. There wouldn’t be all-stars or hall of fame sports athletes in history. Having different qualities as an individual is what sets you apart and makes up the person you are today. Of course, you might ask yourself, why do I hold these specific set of traits or why do I act this way?
that we are own our own. We have our own characteristics and influences that make our
What makes a person who they are? Is it a collection of the clothes they wear, the way they treat people, what cereal they eat, and the kind of choices they make? Or is it something deeper? Is a person a reflection of their culture and community, a simple reflection of the ideals of their race, religion, or creed? I believe it’s a combination of all these thigs. Identity is a delicate web, combined of many different factors culminating in a beautiful unique expression of humanity. The choices one makes as an individual, combined with the impact- of cultural institutions build the complete person the way a solid foundation and sound construction makes a good house. In our culture, for some reason, certain foundations are considered better than others. A select few are hailed as the standard, while everyone else are labeled as “other”. By luck of the draw, some people enjoy a happy home while others, are constantly hinder attack. This is a system that most people have been taught to accept. But what happens when the house is razed to the ground?
Yupik or Yupiq are part of Alaska Native indigenous people. It represents both the name of the clan and name the language. Yupik communities occupy the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area and the coastline of Western Alaska. Yupik speaking communities were semi-nomadic and they depended heavily on hunting and fishing for food. They built seasonal camps and leave with extended families. They had gender based roles and houses in which men and older boys lived in qasqiq, men’s house and women and children lived in ena. Traditionally, Yupik people believed in divine healing power of the shamans. Shaman’s roles were to heal, search for animal’s spirit for the hunters and ask for survival necessities (Alaska Native Heritage Center). They also believed that no one ever truly dies, but that their soul is reborn in another generation. In the 19th century, missionaries came to the Yupik region and caused and impact that is still in effect today
What makes humans human? What sets us apart from every other living thing on earth? Humans have been asking themselves this question for generations, all coming up with different reasons and answers. However, today humanity has come up with a set of traits that they believe make humans human. Those six traits are survival, emotion, relationship, morality, choice, and loss. One can see these traits everywhere in daily life and in entertainment. Including literature, one can see traits of shared humanity in different kinds of literature.
The values that a group has are not imposed on one group of people by another but that these values are inherent to the group of people. This community of people comes before the individual. The person does not form an identity based on individuality, but based on a shared identity that is innate to that community.
Our beliefs is another example of what makes us, us. What you believed in when you were younger is probably different to what you believe in now. As you get older, these things will continue to change. Our personality may change. We may go through a rough time in our lives, that might change true way we act or the way we think. In the poem “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” written by Tupac Shakur, there is a rose that grows from concrete. The rose symbolizes humans. It says how anyone can get through hard times, and when they do, they become stronger. As you continue your life, you may realize that who you thought you were, isn’t actually who you are. For example, you may have the thought that you liked one of your hobbies, but as you grew older, you started disliking that hobby. This all connects with figuring out who you are and your
One’s identity is who or what a person is and how they are perceived by themselves and others. Your identity defines who you are and where you fit in. It is a self-representation of your interests, relationship, social activity and much more. Some believe our sense of identity and belonging is shaped by various factors, including our experiences, relationships, and our environments. Conversely, others believe that personality is shaped by nature, and that one is defined by their biological characteristics and hereditary traits passed down from previous generations. Nevertheless a combination of both nature and nurture shapes us throughout life. For a majority of the population their journey to find their identity and belonging can often
In most case, identity is shaped by culture. Since culture is a set of ideals life practices, routines and attitudes set up by a certain community hence culture plays a major role in shaping the identity of an individual. An individual’s character and attributes can be because of their background. This is due to the set up that one has grown up (Dumas 19). People tend to learn more about their culture, and as they grow up it becomes part of them. They embrace the culture’s beliefs and tend to do things following the set routines. The aspect of following the set routine and beliefs play a significant part in shaping the identity of an individual.