Here are a few of the ‘standard’ models used to discuss what culture is with a brief explanation of each model. Most IC trainers have a favorite model or two that they prefer or will use often, but this is generally a way to only begin the discussion.
My heart is heavy today.
These Ukrainians are my friends, neighbors, fellows in this life who were just going to work, having meals with their families and friends, hugging their children. Who’s to say they are not us. They are.
They deserve better than this.
I know I am publishing this well past February 2nd, but still think it is culturally relevant, especially in 2022… During the pandemic, at least in the English-speaking western world “Groundhog Day” the popular 1993 film became a shorthand joke for how we’re all supposed to get out of this Corona wave loop. Do youContinue reading “Groundhog Day”
What is the difference between Gaudi (the man) and Gaudy (the term)? Is the latter the origin of the former and, what does this have to do with culture?
Both terms ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture are seen as derogatory, or disrespectful toward the other. Popular culture, which changes more rapidly and, within this context is seen as a ‘lesser’ aspect of culture as it relates to socioeconomic status.
One person’s high culture is another’s low culture and vice versa. This is especially true as many aspects of modern popular culture have become ‘canon’ as it were – having great value, importance, or significance since they were first produced.
Just how complex is culture compared to what we usually think it is.
That is, what we can see, hear, taste, and smell versus that which flows under the surface, but is really the engine driving each and every one of our interactions.
You never know what pressures are affecting a person’s day; in addition to external factors, there could be internal cultural factors at play.
So, be kind to those you encounter.
#virtualcampfire2021, writing prompt number 2: The little things.
Over on Instagram (@AmidreamEU), Christina Kapaun @southboundstories and Annyka Overton @chameleoncoaching created a series of writing prompts (#virtualcampfire2021) for ex-pats to share over the course of November. I am a bit of a sucker for a community-minded activity and for writing prompts, so I decided to participate. So, this is me. Hello! 👩🏻 My name is Christina.Continue reading “This is me…”
Inspiration and education can come from anywhere. Here, I felt inspired by a webinar to put my complex thoughts to print.
I’m coming out…sort of.