August 13th, 2018

annotation and connotation

What does the word "civilized" mean to you?  I'm reading a somewhat dated book that uses the word "civilized" a lot and, I think, arrogantly.  I am curious to see what some current ideas are about being "civilized".  Don't worry about getting it "right" or "wrong".  I am wondering about what other people think and feel when they hear the word.  I can, and have, looked up a definition, although I admit it wasn't very satisfactory either.