The sentence below was written by Matthew Arnold in 1869. His definition of culture is what some call “high culture” — poetry, opera, that sort of thing.
Culture being a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world.
—Matthew Arnold, 1869
- Is culture the beliefs and behaviors of a group of people, or is it the best that has been thought and said? Defend your position.
Remember that your posting should be in the form of a paragraph, complete with proper spelling and punctuation. Your paragraph should use logic and at least two pieces of evidence to support your decision about how to define culture.
Please prepare 2-3 paragraphs.