Culture simply refers to the way of life of a specific group of people. It involves language, cuisine, religion, arts and music, and daily habits. Culture stays alive by being passed on to future generations through teachings and traditions. Cultural competency is the ability to communicate, understand and interact with people across cultures. Cultural appropriation is the use of aspects of a culture other than your own, and can be problematic when members of a dominant culture appropriate from disadvantaged minorities. Whatever your culture may be, it is important to find out how to connect with your roots and understand your own cultural identity. It can be a strong part of your life, influencing your hopes, dreams, views, humour and fears, and can help you reached informed opinions on myriad topics. How does culture influence your daily life?