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If people can’t relate to any of these perceptions of thought then a person’s growth is stunted and the rest of society is stunned. Generally, the very ill of society with physical and mental disabilities or traumas often derails them from learning and growing within their environment. As that’s said, culture is environment and manmade misperceptions of what we are supposed to learn as a member of society is rigid and the term culture is often reserved for the upper-class with their ideals of high culture, the arts and humanities of a particular society. If culture is reduced to “learned behaviors” as we leave home and venture into the day, then what separates us from animals and other creatures of habit? The answer being speech, language and higher communications, while one of the most joyful attributes that is limited to the animal kingdom including humans is laughter and other indicators of happiness. The presumption used to be that only humans and hyenas could laugh but research has shown that other animals also possess the gift of giggles, like cows, calves, horses, monkeys and most in dogs. How could we forget the orangutan, Clyde in the 1978 movie, Every Which Way but Loose?