What is "culture"?

Maybe you often hear this sentence: "It’s terrible to be uneducated". So what exactly is "culture"?

Recently, I saw such an explanation, which was said by the writer Liang Xiaosheng and can be summarized in four sentences:

Cultivation rooted in the heart; Consciousness without reminding; Freedom based on constraints; Kindness for others! ???

In other words, these four sentences explain what culture is.

Self-cultivation rooted in the heart means doing things properly, being calm when encountering many things, and being polite to others.

It is not that a high degree of education means cultivation, and even some people with high academic qualifications have poor cultivation quality. There are still such people in life! For example, he has a bad temper and often greets other people’s families. Such people, no matter how high their academic qualifications are, are not literate.

I don’t need to remind myself that I am talking about some details. For example, we can understand the inconvenience of pregnant women and the elderly by car and consciously give up their seats; Stand in line consciously when eating.

There are still many details. Generally speaking, pay attention to other people’s feelings, and don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you. Take the initiative to care about others, instead of always relying on others to remind you.

Freedom on the premise of restraint. It is said that freedom is not what you want to do. But there must be a premise.

For example, what short video sounds are the most annoying when the phone is turned on in public? Why don’t such people consciously wear headphones, but the sound is very loud and boring. Without considering other people’s feelings at all.

You are free to listen to the sound of your mobile phone, but don’t affect others.

Kindness for others. What I said is not to embarrass others, but to be good for others from the heart. But it doesn’t mean to be a good man, but to help the poor, punish the strong and help the weak, and care and trust others.

The above explanations are some of Xiaobian’s own understandings.

Of course, there are many definitions of culture. But in everyone’s heart, there will be a ruler to measure what culture is. And extracting the essence should be the culture that everyone agrees with.

Thank you for your attention, and hope to help everyone!