Introduction To Culture
I loved watching Euromaxx. Growing up, once we had a cable connection on my island, I used to return home from school and wait patiently for the show to begin. Back then I had no way to experience anything covered on the show but I was still drawn to it.
The show was all about the lifestyle and culture happening in Europe. They covered everything from art to restaurants and trends shaping the scene. It was a great window into the life of people living in Europe and made me want to experience it for myself.
I wish more people would take an interest in such shows and culture in general. Life is not the same without having something more than the plain and banal. Perhaps if more people got into such shows we would be able to create a more cultured and artistic society.
“Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group… If we are to survive, our loyalties must be broadened further, to include the whole human community, the entire planet Earth”
— Carl Sagan
“Maybe a good start would be to recognize within yourself the ability to understand anything, as long as it’s explained clearly enough. And then go and ask for explanations. And if you’re thinking ‘Well what do I ask for?’ ask yourself if there’s anything in your life you want changed. That’s where to start.”
— James Burke
“It was by common consent one of the greatest events in the history of the world, opening up the West and East for the first time; an extraordinary tale of bravery and cruelty, endurance and excess, chivalry and greed; a journey of ten years and 22,000 miles all told, enough to circle the globe.
Behind it, like the wrack of a receding tide, it has left strange and glittering debris: lost cities, blue-eyed Indians, exotic treasures, ancient manuscripts, and a great harvest of amazing stories, songs, poems, myths and legends.”
— Michael Wood