Civilized

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 06/27/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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What is civilize, what determines who is civilized, and how did civilization come about??

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Bobbie - posted on 06/27/2011

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deep subject! To find your answers first look up the meaning of the word "civilized" that will pretty much cover it for ya :D

Firebird - posted on 06/27/2011

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I've always believed that *civilization* was just a myth... you know, like unicorns and Jesus.

ME - posted on 06/27/2011

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I'm not sure that anyone/any culture is truly "civilized" to be honest...There's the old saying "history is written by the winners"...that probably is mostly appropriate here as well. The winners determine who is "civilized" and rarely take criticism well...
I think Cultural Relativism is a dangerous position to take on something like this actually...I believe that we can and should make judgments about other cultures...

Katherine - posted on 06/27/2011

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Ahhh, makes sense. It's all culturally relative. I don't think we have a say in whether or not they were civilized. In their culture they were.

As far as fighting, we were uncivilized about that too.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 06/27/2011

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What made me ask this was in thinking about the natives amercans. I'm sure by their standards they were civilized, but then the homeboys came from across the ocean and said "the he'll you are" we will show what it is to be civilized

Katherine - posted on 06/27/2011

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Acting like a normal human being. Society determines it. It came about when Joanna said.

Firebird - posted on 06/27/2011

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Actually I answered the first two questions =) The definition itself determines who is *civilized*

*Civilization* came about when some dumbass decided that his way of life was better than everyone else's.

Jenn - posted on 06/27/2011

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To answer question 2 - who is civilized? Those who meet the criteria of the definition.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 06/27/2011

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You only gave me a definition.....

Can you answer the other two questions??

Firebird - posted on 06/27/2011

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civ·i·lized (sv-lzd)
adj.
1. Having a highly developed society and culture.
2. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, ethical, and reasonable.
3. Marked by refinement in taste and manners; cultured; polished.

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