Culture is the way of thinking and doing things that, in a society, are passed on from one generation to another. These include the language, norms and values that collectively create a pattern of human behaviour. Culture is not biologically inherited, but who we are is determined largely from environmental influences. It is established cumulatively through generations and holds societies together, providing the template for new generations to follow. At an individual level, culture is expressed in customary ways of behaving and interacting in everyday life from religious beliefs and observance to moral standards and the way life is organized – especially family life.