“Okay,” I said, wracking my brain. “The truth is, after I finished my essay I took a nap. I had the craziest dream! There were thousands of trees around me, so close that I couldn’t fit through them. I tried to climb over but I was stuck. It was thundering and getting dark. Suddenly I realized the trees had eyes and mouths. They stared at me! The tallest angriest tree said ‘James, you killed my family to write an essay about how living green saves the environment! You’re murdering us one page at a time!’ The other trees wailed and grabbed at me with their branches. It was scary! I woke up screaming! I just can’t use paper Mrs. Cox. If you have to fail me, fail me. But my essay will be just as good if I type it up and turn it in online. Save the trees!” I threw my fist up in the air for effect.
"Culture" is a broad term and can constitute many elements. One factor that influences culture can be national identity. The experiences of a group of people on the level of one's nation can play a large role in determining culture, for example, "American culture" or "Indian culture." Another element that can help determine culture is language. Spoken modes of communication can help to establish its own sense of culture. An example of this would be in South America. Spanish is spoken in many parts of the continent, yet in Brazil, Portuguese is the language spoken, helping to contribute to a different mode of culture between Brazil and other parts of the continent. Religion and spirituality can also influence the development of culture. Essentially, the shared mode of communication and valences of appreciation can help to influence and determine cultural values and association.