By "in life", I mean the nessary environmental factors that may or may not relate to one's genetic roots, such as ancestral genetic inheritance, sex, or one's race or species.Culture:
Some set of behaviors unique to some person or group that defines who they are in life that are assumed to be consistent to some set of stereotype(s) of them based upon emotional evaluation. [i.e. 'favorable' or 'unfavorable']
For instance, if I like football, the activities I associate to its appreciation is a member of my "culture", rather than something my parents enjoyed by coincidence, or some potential link to some statistical association of my sex in contemporary times, or to the nature of me being 'white' or 'human'. It is irrelevant if my genetic factors have influence or not. Humans, for instance, are the only ones' eligible to "like football". We might consider football something 'cultural' to humans; but it is not particularly essential or we would have been playing this sport at the birth of the Homo Sapien species.
This thread is meant to open the preliminary arguments regarding 'culture' some of us may have contention with by proposing my own definition given here to start. So please assert whether you agree or not when posting and then offer some explanation should you disagree with this meaning. If you disagree, while proposing your own definition may be potentially useful, we need to determine some common shared understanding of the terms before we are effectively able to compete for differing views.
My major interest in this definition is that I see culture as a voluntary set of behaviors that are relatively 'artificial' rather than something genetically passed on. This doesn't rule out that there may be significant genetic factors of inheritance that influence what 'culture' is, but that our genetic associations are not necessary. We can choose to skateboard, for instance. This behavior will tend to favor those who have certain genetic propensities to be 'good' at it, but is not something that specifically gets genetically passed on like some 'skateboard' gene.
So, do you agree or disagree?