Culture includes social identity and the arts. It has a potential to bring everyone closer to happiness. Culture can also be produced and manipulated as a powerful tool for political and commercial control.
Usually Spiral-friendly culture is easy to spot. Is a cultural practice liberating for everyone? Does it respect the dignity and expression of producers, consumers, and everyone outside their cultural circle or community? Or is it used to undermine the autonomy and decentralization of people and societies, imposing effectively homogeneous models with centralized points of control?
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