Self-culture

Related to Self-culture: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Self`-cul´ture


n.1.Culture, training, or education of one's self by one's own efforts.
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Why was this easiest, simplest work of self-culture always too much for me?
It is undeniable that but for the desire to be where Dorothea was, and perhaps the want of knowing what else to do, Will would not at this time have been meditating on the needs of the English people or criticising English statesmanship: he would probably have been rambling in Italy sketching plans for several dramas, trying prose and finding it too jejune, trying verse and finding it too artificial, beginning to copy "bits" from old pictures, leaving off because they were "no good," and observing that, after all, self-culture was the principal point; while in politics he would have been sympathizing warmly with liberty and progress in general.
It is for want of self-culture that the superstition of Travelling, whose idols are Italy, England, Egypt, retains its fascination for all educated Americans.
Lysaker's Emerson and Self-Culture (2008), Branka Arsic's On Leaving (2010), and James Albrecht's Reconstructing Individualism (2012), among others.
The valorization of culture and investment in self-culture and reform underpinned the popular middle-class movements and trends of the era: the zeal for Arts and Crafts; Chautauqua schools as a means of self-education; reform-oriented movements such as socialism, the social gospel, and Christian socialism; alternative social, religious, political, medical, health, and lifestyle trends, including the new thought and communitarian living; local literary and artistic clubs, groups, and societies for the middle classes; and an avid interest in the written word, which engaged middle-class Americans not only as consumers but also as producers, through scrapbooking, amateur printing, and amateur authorship.
DIVERSE CULTURESInter-cultural intelligence is the ability to have an honest look at your own culture, accurately map and effectively navigate the self-culture of others and your host culture, and use this information to create a common ground where teams, and 'win-win' solutions can prosper, says Amal Loring, a counsellor behind MBD, which provides a range of skills workshops for executives.
ESPN fiction thus creates and conditions its own consumers--sports fans--by challenging them to examine their flaws in a way that both accepts and even celebrates them for their idiosyncratic humanity, while also inspiring individual improvement, self-actualization, and self-culture.
Having gone through again an old book, Hints for Self-Culture, by Lala Har Dayal, that I had read as a student decades ago, it reminds one of one's youthful days when one thought a beautiful world awaited to be explored and all that was needed was hard work and the zeal to realise it.
Historians of self-culture tend to corroborate this view: Daniel Walker Howe's Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln suggests that the nineteenth century witnessed a profusion of texts purporting to teach white American males how to access and fulfill their individual potential, to nurture and grow the perfection God had planted in each of them like a seed, "to make oneself better--mentally, morally, and physically--[and] use one's abilities to proper advantage" (123).
Conversation as a means to social, intellectual, and spiritual self-culture was advocated during the American Romantic period by members of the Transcendental movement.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that Tantra, a method of spiritual self-culture, was divine revelation whose history went back to fourth century.
Self-culture was a moral imperative for American transcendentalists, and reading was one of the principal means of pursuing it.