Words of Wisdom:

"The more money you have the more money you can make." - Manda_babylove

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Norms:   Social norms are the behaviour’s and cues within a society or group. It is the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. The social norms indicate the established and approved ways of doing things, of dress, of speech and of appearance. These rules of life aren't written, but are still taught and understood.
For example, it is a norm not to talk with your mouth full as this would be considered rude. Another norm is to say ‘excuse me’ when bumping into someone.   Another example would be not to pick your nose.   Other examples of norms are to not over take someone in a cue, to eat with knife and fork and saying please and thank you.
Culture:   Culture consists of the beliefs, behaviours, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Through culture, people and groups define themselves, conform to society's shared values, and contribute to society. Culture is the way of life of a social group
An example of culture would be the food they eat, for a Bengali it is traditional for them to eat rice curry. Another example would be the clothes as some cultures wear salwar kameez whilst other culture where burka. Other examples of culture are the music people listen too such as ‘nasheeds’, the celebrations for example Indian people celebrate what is known as ‘mendhi’ which is an event before a wedding.
High culture: generally pursued by the upper class—refers to classical music, theatre, fine arts, and other sophisticated pursuits. Members of the upper class can pursue high art because they have cultural capital, which means the professional credentials, education, knowledge, and verbal and social skills necessary to attain the “property, power, and prestige” to “get ahead” socially.
Low culture, or popular culture—generally pursued by the working and middle classes—refers to sports, movies, television sitcoms and soaps, and rock music. Remember that...


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