Monday, October 22, 2012

Culture as human spirit

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit. ~ Matthew Arnold

No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

One ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. ~ Goethe 

- What do you value about several cultures of which you are a part?
- What song, poem, painting, words... have enriched you?
- How has culture been a source of strength and inspiration for you?
- What positive quality could you contribute to a negative culture?