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Is enculturation is a good thing or a bad thing in terms of individuality and freedom of expression?

I am a student in a grad school in New York City and recently came across the concept of Enculturation. Coming from India, a country that is rich in culture and has strictly defined 'rules' in society in terms of acceptable behavior and habits I was forced to question if enculturation has more positive or negative impact on a individual when it comes down to developing a sense of individuality and freedom to express opinions.

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    Nov 8 2013: the importance of human-environmental relationships is being increasingly recognised across the social spectrum.
    notions of culture or trying to understand culture cannot be discarded completely.
    if we can learn in which ways, methods and analytical approaches can best be utilised to understand social issues including environmental, then we are able seek theses answers beyond our disciplinary boundaries.

    in most cases an acceptance comes with conformity...
    Enculturation is no different...

    having an opinion and the ability to express your individuality makes you

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