1. Governments must ensure that their major cities receive the financial support they need in order to thrive， because it is primarily in cities that a nation‘s cultural traditions are preserved and generated.
2. Rituals and ceremonies help define a culture. Without them， societies or groups of people have a diminished sense of who they are.
3. The way people look， dress， and act reveals their attitudes and interests. You can tell much about a society‘s ideas and values by observing the appearance and behavior of its people.
4. The true value of a civilization is reflected in its artistic creations rather than in its scientific accomplishments.