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Can’t Buy Me Refinement

Merely surrounding oneself with, or acquiring the trappings of refinement or culture does not impart either.
Peter Berg

Refinement, culture and education are characteristics which cannot simply be bought. Just as having a gourmet meal catered does not make one an expert chef, similarly acquiring cultural objects or “refined” articles does not magically impart their owner with their characteristics. These things must come from within. One must understand why these things are considered items of culture, and one must internalize these realizations.

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