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Cultures

No culture is perfect.  They will always have their own setbacks and disabilities.  The whole point of culture is to distinguish the differences between people, and is that always a good idea?  Every human being is 99% genetically identical to each other, but in that tiny 1%, we manage to all become individuals.  It's really very interesting that we try so hard to prevent discrepancies between people for their differences, when DNA wise, they are so small that if they were the chance of a disease or something, people would consider them irrelevant.  I think cultures are fascinating, but if we try and look at a global culture, the fact that there are millions of "mini" cultures seems to be a disability... but it could just be that I'm really tired right now and not thinking clearly!

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