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Importance of Culture

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Culture is the way of life of a community .Human beings are conformists by nature We like to set certain rules for our community members, and those not abiding with these set rules of living are frowned upon Cultural beliefs change with changing time and place. While purdah system for women was a strict rule for Asian communities a few centuries back, it is mostly outdated now, except in certain middle-eastern countries. Ethics of a society are the reflection of its culture. As such a rich and healthy culture is necessary for a morally sound community.

Tangible and intangible elements of heritage and culture have a profound impact on the behavior of society members. Human behavior is shaped by genetics and environment. A rich, vibrant and healthy culture of a society, thus provides a congenial environment for its members, to attain their full human potential. Culture and religion go hand in hand. They show us the way to live our lives. Festivals and celebrations help the society members to stand together during difficult times.

The failures and successes of humans and society shape their culture, and the culture in turn guides them to rise above their failures and move ahead! Through good and bad times, culture passes the test of time and gets strengthened. It changes and evolves continuously, as the humans evolve and civilize. Men and women die, but their imprints are left in the culture of their society. The spirits of our forefathers lives in our culture and heritage. Cultures vary from country to country. From tribal’s to cosmopolitan, from ancient civilizations to new melting-pots, cultures determine the way humans live and interact. There is a colorful spectrum of folk songs, dances, carnivals, fairs and festivals around the world and a rich variety of foods, beverages and spices in different cultures.

The mixing of cultures today through globalisation provides ample opportunities and choices to present global community for fulfilling their physical, mental and spiritual demands. The world today faces many challenges. The continuous fear of nuclear attacks which governments face, biological and chemical warfare, rise of extremists and terrorist activities, geo-climate changes; increasing frequency of natural calamities and global warming, rising racial and economic inequalities- they all reflect the deteriorating ethics and culture of the communities worldwide. The only thing which can save humans from humans is strong culture and heritage. Therefore we must set a high standard for our cultural values and weave such a rich fabric of culture, which will unite the global community to face challenges before them collectively. This will provide a better and sustainable world for the human progeny!

Five Best Rewards Credit Cards

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Rewards credit cards help one get cash returns, get travel awards among other advantages. Below are some of the five best rewards credit cards.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Benefits include;

The card is a choice for international travellers as it does not charge transaction fees in foreign countries.
The points acquired can be worth 25% if the reward credit card is redeemed for travel through Chase’s tool. This increases the rewards to rates of 2.5% for travelling and restaurants.
If you introduce a user that is authorised and within three months you make a purchase, there’s an advantage of getting 5000 point bonus.
The card also has many travel partners for example; Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, British Airways Executive club, United MileagePlus and many more.

Setbacks include;

Although the company has a $0 introductory fee in a person’s first year, the other years are charged

$95.

It doesn’t offer airline-specific perks such as free checked bags, seats with priority. The card’s flexibility is what makes it the preferred travel card. Chase Freedom. This also is among the best reward cards. Its benefits include;
• The card does not charge annual fees.
• It offers more cash returns in categories such as Amazon.com, hotels and gas.
• The card also offers a 1% on other purchases made.
• It offers a cash bonus when signing up making it easy when redeeming the points. Its setbacks include;

Customers are expected to opt in the bonus category every four months failure to which the 5% bonus ill not be received.
The rewards are lower as compared with other cards if you do not spend enough so as to maximise the profits.

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card. Benefits include;
• One earns 2 miles on every purchase no matter the price. • The cards do not expire considering your account is active.
• It doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees.

Its flexibility allows one travel through preferred airlines. This is because it does not limit a person to only one agency.
Their annual fee is small compared to other credit cards. Its setbacks include;
• The card does not offer airline-specific perks such as free bag checks and priority seating. Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. Its advantages are;
• One earns two miles on each dollar used in purchases.
• It does not limit a person to one courier.
• One is awarded five miles for each redeem made.
• It has a zero introductory fee. Setbacks are;
• It does not offer airline-specific perks. Blue Cash Preferred Card by American Express. Benefits are; • It has the best rates on groceries and gas. Other purchases are awarded 1% back.
• Offers 6% cash returns on gift cards for example Starbucks when bought at grocery stores.
• Offers high cash sign up bonus.
• Offers a free FICO score. Setbacks are;
• Very high annual fees.
• Hard to use in foreign countries.
• Charges foreign transaction fee.