Culture and Global Peace: International Realization

Culture is the catalyst for personality development. When one enters the world they are who they are and yet the world is not acquainted with them and they are not acquainted with the world. The circumstances of culture differ by region, ethnic group, religion and belief. The complexity and rhythm of communal culture has evolved over time but in circumference of the individual.

The cultural aspects that influence viewpoints are multi-ethnic and require a different standpoint than the majority of the world, which is now becoming acclimated to the idea of mixed races.  The North American phenomena, the hybrid model citizen, will be in most situations, a mixture of more than one ethnic group.

Individuals, at one time, were required to list their “primary race” in census and particularly on job applications. Simply put, there are now laws protecting the individual standard of life as it pertains to the United States of America and other countries that accept a universal maxim for human rights. The reason for these statutes is vested in the lessons learned from our predecessors.

The mindset of an environment formulates how a person perceives right and wrong and furthermore, how they interpret others that are different than them. The main influence of culture(s) is how it accepts and tolerates the world’s varying belief systems. International law is a metronome for peace and yet success has been limited according to Todd Landman in his Comparative Study of Protecting Human Rights. Landman refers to Rwanda in his explanation of the progression of global peace. What should be universally accepted in all cultures across the world is the concept of planetary ethics. This would include statutes insuring the rights of mankind as a race, the earth and its creatures.


Protecting Human Rights, A Comparative Study, T. Landman, 2011.

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