Now that you ask, I'm beginning to think more about it. Obviously, we do have culture here with good local bands and artists, surfers, cowboys, and bikers. We may not have a united set of beliefs, rituals, or customs because of the fact that their are so many different types of people and economic classes, but that in itself defines our culture as well. Without trying, any place has some degree of culture.
To answer your question though, the culture here seems skin deep at times. Many people placing too much importance on all the wrong things. Comparing our relatively new existence here to a place like Spain for one, the history, pride, and culture there is much stronger and deeper rooted, you can feel it.
Nonetheless, I am deepy grateful and blessed to grow up in a place like this. I'm also young and naive, especially to the blog/hub world, so any enlightening comments or abuse like this are much appreciated.