One of the biggest lies many people believe is that human beings are a product of culture. It is not true, culture is shaped by people.
Questioning the many nuances of culture is people making the choice to be active about living, and not passive. It is choosing to ask ‘why’ instead of just accepting the ‘what’ and ‘how’.
But the choice to question is difficult and lonely, I warn you. People who do challenge the status quo get labelled rebels, heretics and sometimes, have to pay for it with their lives.
The thing is, if you base your life on culture without understanding why certain traditions or norms are observed in the first place, the joke is on you.
In fact, it’s what it means to have existed and never truly lived.