The Influence of Culture

atkins-bookshelf-quotationsInevitably, the culture within which we live shapes and limits our imaginations, and by permitting us to do and think and feel in certain ways, makes it increasingly unlikely or impossible that we should do or think or feel in ways that are contradictory or tangential to it.

From Male and Female: A Study of Sex in a Changing World (1949) by Margaret Mead, influential cultural anthropologist.

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