The characteristics of civilized societies aren't limited to just seven. A few overarching ideals encompass a wide variety of morals and beliefs to shape a certain society. The word
Makes people more connected and civilized and makes things go more smoothly. When you deal with polite , civilized people, you are less stressed as well. And take it home with you too, please.
To my mind, civilized people ought to satisfy the following conditions: 1. They respect the individual and are therefore always indulgent, gentle, polite and compliant.
Civilization has been spread by colonization, invasion, religious conversion, the extension of bureaucratic control and trade, and by introducing agriculture and writing to non-literate peoples. Some non-civilized people may willingly adapt to civilized behaviour.
Civilized definition, having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc. See more.
Civilized is pretty much the relative comparison of technology. To tribesmen, they are civilized while the animals around them are not because they can use tools and weapons and build houses. To us, we are civilized and the tribesmen are not because we can use computers, cars, and cell phones. Civilization is relative.
Modern civilized societies focus on education, safety and a high quality of life. Where these factors rank can change between societies. A strong middle class is another sign of a civilized society. Agriculture is often credited with starting civilization. Agriculture allows one person to feed many, allowing other people to focus on other tasks.
But to the civilized person, violence isn’t the answer — it is the problem. Violence is a kind of ignorance. So it is the opposite of ignorance that a civilized mind seeks, values, prizes— whether we call it education, wisdom, intellgience, or knowledge.
The term "civilization" does refer to cities so I guess a preference for less inhabited areas makes one "uncivilized" or maybe more accurately something like "rustic." I guess the image I have of "civilized" is being civil, restrained, polite, settled (in the sense of not being nomadic), and avoiding violence except for self-defense.
Whether a society is civilized or not is determined by the kind of people that comprise it. American society of the fifties was dominated by young and middle-aged people who were the most civilized of the entire 20th century. The clearest picture of the fifties can be formed by examining the characteristics of the people who dominated it.