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To understand something you have to rely on your own experience and culture. Does this mean it is impossible to have objective knowledge?

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´╗┐TOK Extended essay question To understand something you have to rely on your own experience and culture. Does this mean it is impossible to have objective knowledge? Can people rely on only experience and culture as a way of knowing? And is it possible to have an objective opinion, or do people just claim to be to be "objective" even though they're not? This question has no one specific answer and can be viewed from many ways. "?Culture? is the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group, or the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another". ...read more.

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This affects people's decision on who to marry and what 'surname', preferably the same one or one that belongs to the same tribe. This is common in my country and when a person is looking for a wife or husband the first thing they'd look for is someone from that specific surname. Although marriage is known as being based on the experience of love and trust. Experience is a group of events and incidents that a person goes through on a daily basis in his life, experience can be small or big; they can happen at home, school, work, countries.. ...read more.

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For example, experiences that people have in their childhood at home can affect their views towards marriage or divorce. Experiences that people gain at schools can affect how they view issues related to education, and schooling such as where to send their children to. Moreover, educational experiences can affect the kind of knowledge that people acquire: what knowledge to choose or adapt as well as how to acquire knowledge. Normally, when experiences come from the culture where a person lives, they tend to be very rooted in people's beliefs and attitudes and can affect the objectivity of their views. People tend to take sides that are based on the kind of experiences that their cultures lived throughout the years and passed to their children one generation after another. ...read more.

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