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Culture biases enrich the perspectives of reality

  • 2 May 2019
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Originally the title is ' Cultural biases enrich the perspectives of understanding the reality' but i could not correct the title.
As french i sometimes wonder what it means to be french and historically it apprears that in someway, like for the USA , France has been a melting pot in ancient times during barbarian times after the roman empire until the state was more or less stabilized ( at middle age) .
So historically and culturally ( and genetically) speaking we are all of course very different from one to an other ( in the sense we are all unique) but in addition depending of the region we are originally and the culture we inherited ( local languages, tales, education religions etc ).
For instance in western France are the Breton who are celtic people which a part of them came from UK by the fifth century .
In the same time came the Burgonds from central Europe to a region now called Bourgogne.
Just above Britany region we have the Normands (Nord Men ) whose ancestors (Vickings) invaded that region from Scandinavia in 9th-10th century and so on ...
For instance my parents are breton from welsh origin in years 480 when one of my ancestors came in Bretany to found some monateres in the years 480 ( center of universal knowledge at that time, an antic version of Coursera ...) and some towns ( all towns with a postfix armel, arzel, ermel, harnel. Where i live it is called Ploermel with the prefix Plo ( plou in breton meaning the city of) and then a postfix 'ermel' which stands for armel ( or arzel) and so i live in the town of Arzel ( although there is an other town named Arzel) .
So for myself, i feel that this cultural heritage is a kind of bias that acts somewhat like a prism in my vision and my understanding of the world. In celtic anciant times we had druids who were inspired by the elements of the nature. They were philisophers and guardians of the knowledge and wisdom. Times have changed but sometimes i like to think i am also a kind of druid.
In conclusion, it appears to me that this still huge variety of remaining cultures must be preserved as it is fundamental to get a big variety of perspectives in our understanding of what world is.

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@Arzel I agree that we need to preserve and remember our cultures. What you explained is so interesting and probably the story of most countries. We sometimes think of one culture for each country when in fact, it is made up of many. This is certainly true here in the United States. I am grateful that there are museums which have preserved some of our lost cultures such as the Native American Museum in Washington DC here where, although these tribes no longer exist, displays and stories about them keep them alive.

How wonderful to meet a “Druid”! There is much magic in Nature that Druids understand. I hope you can keep the magic alive.