If everybody in the world writes an essay on culture at the end of the year, we may know better what culture is. In past we had relied on great minds. And now we all understand they were wrong. Marx was wrong, and even Einstein does not look politically correct in all his theories. However, we know that culture makes people, and if everybody knows this, the world would be much more beautiful. And the justice would be for everybody. Just think: you pick up the phone, and call a number as 911 to say something very important: I have been invaded by psychotronic terrorists. And very soon, they are caught. This is still impossible, and you feel like the world just needs to become better. For some the problem is the psychotronic terrorists, for others – no saving account, large credit cards bills and small or no paychecks. Both categories are equally depressing. The difference is that money problem can be resolved without need to ask for help. In future the banks will begin to give money to everybody. Our money go in the banks as interests mainly and they will begin to take higher risks – to earn more and more and to have somebody to pay interest which make the banks real banks.
Then, in 10-15 years we may continue to feel slaves of the banks, but will have money. Poverty exists because people do not have money. There are organizations which want to help poverty to end. For them it is business in order to earn money. The banks are those which have to have the programs to make poverty to end everywhere. They have to open food-stores and give money to those who do not have money and to make them somehow work. So many non-for-profit organizations exist, which in fact have been founded by those who want to make profit. And they do not pay taxes. Some of these organizations may operate with billions of dollars. And nobody touches them because they may have also political power. Culture is not about non-profit, it is about profit. It is well seen in countries like Germany at Christmas: no entertainment stages in Germany and the gov Christmas trees are more like green plain pseudo-Christmas trees. Everything goes for salaries, while the rich do not want to open the pocket to sponsor like in Antiquity the events. Not fun at all. People like feasting and the public spaces are the spaces for the greatest joy during the Christmas season, but only as a dream to come true today. This is not only Germany – everywhere. No, no everywhere. Bulgaria and Russia will tape huge stages of entertainment for the New Year. But these stages need to hide for the world the real pictures. So probably better without stages, but with democracy. Democracy is the best stage for everybody, although today it is not its best time.
Then, music. Eminem won in 2013 at the first ever yahoo.com awards. The global community, however, is multicultural. So many love Krista Siegfrids’s Marry Me (see the video) and just thinking that Kristy will make so many men or women to propose in 2014, make you feel the warm wind of happiness – especially the same-gender marriage law will turn on the light of happiness of couples who just love each other. Since the end of this year - even in Utah marriage has mattered for family, not to connect different genders mainly for biological reproduction. Commitment through marriage has become a revolution in the global culture since people do not want to marry anymore.
And children. You look at 1-2 year old child with the tablet on the knees and see future Picasso and you are happy for these children – technology help them today to develop talent. And talent makes people happy.
Life is about happiness. And culture is about happiness. However, there is a conflict today – the people who make culture often do not think about culture but think about money and very often spoil the culture. The people who guzzle culture, don’t want to think that culture is value and very often use the wild aspect of their mind to interact with culture. They do not want to enculturate themselves. Then, pop culture has become not popular culture but low culture, while high culture has become unique culture. This is a problem of culture. It is named theory of culture.
In the lake of the high culture there are many interactions that make people cultural. For instance, you can read in the room of archive documents from 16th century, but when in front of you or behind you is a print for instance, of Astrid Heinecke (see the slideshow), your interaction with the old documents is different. Even when you write about culture in the neat hotel room with a print of Jack Vitriano from Portland Gallery, the internet looks different. Art and especially fine art makes the world different. Today more the ever we need fine art around us. This seems to be value culture.
Value culture is also probably the dream about future – whom to propose to marry, how much to spend for food next year, for education, for technology. If you plan, you will have money, if you do not plan – no money. Culture relates to money – how we spend the money is low or high culture, not how much we earn.
Culture is in us, around us, in our past, present, and future. If we do not have culture, we will not be humans. High culture will make us better humans, and better humans mean more happiness in the world. To be happy is not difficult. To be with high culture is also not difficult. Then, why do we have problems? – because not everybody wants to be human with high culture. This is really a problem. Probably somebody can resolve this problem to begin again to believe in genius people and in genius mind. Today more than ever, whole nations like Bulgaria need genius leaders, whole generations like emerging adults and especially teens need new values, whole regions like Europe need open window to the whole world… Americans live like in paradise in compare to the rest of the world, although Internet makes many people more jealous when see what some can achieve and others cannot. Part of these people does not see the reason in themselves and goes down the road of lumpenization. For others it is a motivation to become better and better. However, for Americans the truth is very simple – if you do not want to be lumpen, believe in yourself and do whatever you have to do – first find the healthy value that makes you happy and then develop a strategy that will make you achieve this value without hurting other people and society. Everybody can make it in the America because of the vivid democracy despite mafia-based segments and individuals. As more live with healthy value, as less crime and mafia will be around us. We can make it!
Culture is warm word. It is a word of empathy, of purity, of mother’s love, of father’s arm, of children’s smile, of sun light, of beauty, of happiness. There are different marriages in the world; the marriage of people with culture is the one without which there would not be a human world. The scientists may today question left and right brain quality differences, but they may prove very soon, that human brain can evolve in such direction which will completely delete humanity in people as mind. Behind us we have the communism and nazism historical experience as the historical proof that humanity as culture is fragile and there are individuals and people who do not have humanity in their minds but do have the power to manipulate other people. Such people may really think about New World Order – an order without humanity. Then, more than ever today whole the world may need to say: Merry Christmas to humanity and Happy New Year to world as a house of humanity and not of wildness and anti-humanity.
View Alla Pugachova Ty na svete est (You exist in this world)
View Dina Garipova Ty na svete est (You exist in this world)
The above links connect the humanity to the problem of continuity. If some at youtube.com will discuss who performs better, people who study culture may point to opportunity one and the same culture to communicate in different cultural languages. Dina Garipova probably does not feel the best at pop music stage, but brings to this stage the richness of Russian language which is the language of Alexander Pushkin and Lev Tolstoj. Such singers also make to believe that Russians will soon find way culture and not politics to become the flag that can bring humanistic values and make Russia to sound as world of empathy and not of endangered humanity.
If everybody writes an essay on culture, we may know what culture is. Or probably we will know why we do not know what culture is. Is it a fragile flower, a fire, a tornado, a genius mind, a kiss of love, a hug of happiness, a wind … We may not know exactly what culture is, but we really know that it is one of things that people need to feel people, to love as people, to behavior as people. Culture seems a category that cannot be replaced by another. It really looks unique. Or probably … it is just a word that makes you think about people and especially about yourself.