here's my 2 cents
While arbitrary culture is found amongst adults everywhere on
earth, it is most easily viewed amongst children. Culture creates
ideas of style compulsion, body image compulsion and action
compulsion. To prefer pink over blue is a personal preference.
To wear blue because you fear wearing pink is the destruction
brought by arbitrary culture.
Cultures limit the choices available to people by creating
arbitrary rules for your life, and enforcing them with peer
pressure. Crushing the spirit of people allows culture to gain
When people fear standing tall because they believe they are
not sufficiently attractive, wealthy or educated, culture is
crushing their spirit by teaching them that they have limited
worth. People who do not know their own value are easy to
The pressures applied amongst children are a paradigm of the
culture of more powerful evil. Those children who are the most
adept at understanding how to conform to cultural norms and
apply the strictest enforcement against everyone else are the
ones who gain social power. This is a type and a shadow of the
culture of nations and kings.
A model citizen of culture is one who patterns themselves
precisely to the ideals of culture. In premise, this means style,
speech, education and economics. In reality, this means
obedience. Culture teaches people to idolize the perfect citizen.
It does so because it desires your obedience as well.
These people are rewarded by society for being easily molded
by culture. The powers of authority and compulsion in all walks
of life will always reward the model citizens with tokens of
nobility and will always punish those who fail to meet the
standards of servitude with humiliation and ridicule. Such is the
creation of a culture. Such is the making of slaves.
This breakdown of the human spirit eventually forces
everyone to conform. Very few will even think of fighting the
power structure, almost everyone accepts authority.