Culture is the whole of the media produced by civilization.

In other words, it is the knowledge that we learn from outside sources.

For example, our consumerism and ideas about beauty are key concepts in our culture.

It's like making thread: civilization is the spinning wheel; culture is the thread it produces.




Beauty is a standard of ideal attractiveness.

In other words, it is a cultural "code."

For example, 6-pack abs are highly desired.

It's like planned obsolescence: culture changes the code so that we can never achieve ideal beauty for long.