ET Factoid 13
The idea of culture is widespread throughout the cosmos, although how we interpret culture is very specific to Homo Sapiens. Despite the fact that many of the space faring ETs understand that everything is an indivisible whole – that everything is one; they all have their own cultures and interpretations of culture. They recognize the idiosyncrasies of individual cultures and the value of individual cultures. In one sense you might say, they see everything as one but they also see everything as uniquely separate. While they might not always understand or like certain aspects of individual cultures, they will honour them and show them respect.
One race that Dude has contact with in our galaxy (that he introduced me to in September 2014), decorates a region of their body that we would recognize as a vestigial stump, from what may have been a tail millions of years ago. The two primary groups of this particular race, decorate this region of the body very differently. To one race these decorations are highly significant and to the other race they are less significant and more like historical inheritances. While it may seem strange to us to decorate a part of the body that is largely out of sight, it is important to these people and speaks volumes about who they are and their own personal and familial histories. As a people, these beings are highly sensitive to the needs of their planet and to the needs of other living beings on their planet and elsewhere. They feel a deep connection with all life and yet they have a deep need for their own cultural idiosyncrasies. Other races who know these people, value what they have to bring to various different cosmic collectives, despite their somewhat peculiar interest in particular cultural aspect related to decorating the body.
While cultural differences among humans often lead to conflict, cultural differences among space faring ETs rarely lead to conflict and often lead to a deep fascination and respect between different races.
Dude, as an example, is fascinated by our movies, food, festivities and languages. Our cultural idiosyncracies, are like a magnet to he and his people.