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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 17 2013: Esteban, the rich take little from the poor, because there is little to take, except what's left of their dignity. The rich take whatever they can from each other, of course, then feed on their largest available prey, the complacent middle class. The strategy of the rich is to lure us with the very goods and services which we have produced and to sell them back to us at greatly inflated prices. Net profit is their favourite meal.

    This definitely is a 'partnership' already in place, albeit an entirely inequitable one. The rich are represented by the bullies in your economic playground, and it's true that the middle class majority has been looking the other way for a long time. More concern for the poor 'kids', however, is now being exhibited by the middle class 'kids in the playground', perhaps because their circumstances are rapidly intersecting.

    My point, actually, is summed up perfectly by your closing remark, which suggests that "...It is everyone's business what happens in the playground and it's now time for shared cooperation to rule".

    The rich seem disinclined to promote such a sharing of equitable cooperation, and the poor, unfortunately, have little left to contribute. It's up to the middle class majority to awaken to its complicity in our social and economic imbalance, and to take definite steps to correct it.

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