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Elion you just refuse to believe it could ever be that way because…..ohhh this is just how it has always been! Blah blah blah. Yeah you just go ahead and keep believing that something like this is too good to be true.
Huge fan of this quote, and of Native American teachings. We today have a lot to learn from the natives and probably could benefit significantly. I wish things were more like it was then!
The typical glorification of lost cultures…
..unfortunately this kind of stuff is just wishful thinking.
Property, rules and systems have always been around in every culture. It’s older than civilization itself. The animals do it, always have, we do it, always will.
I dont think so… we might be stuck in this mentality for ages but its all just a blink in cosmic time. When consciousness change,there wont be need for property,rules and systems anymore.
@ Elion We are not animals though (we share the same environment, but differ greatly), we are human beings. That’s like trying to say plants and rocks are the same thing. Sure, they’re there with each other and, ultimately, we are all one, but they obviously should be categorized differently. Therefore, we should not be equated with animals (and their primitive drives) to rationalize the lower level of awareness of one particular group of people over another. You could rationalize a lot more bullshit with that way of thinking. It is also a poor excuse and lacking in the social/ spiritual potential our species is capable of.
I do agree with you on certain systems and rules being in place for life to be sustained. However, they should be harmonious with nature, love being the ruler. Not limited man, fear based thinking. Nature, in its pure, unimpeded state is exemplary of the highest form of balance. The “lost cultures” lived by this balance to the best of their ability, which is why they will always be glorified.
If animals did it then so did Indians. They just did it in a different way. I’m sure he knows that there were Indians who had to be punished in a tribe. And they probably were. I think he’s saying it just wasn’t as big a problem as “the white man” made it.
In the book “sex at dawn” i read that agriculture has been around for 10 thousand years. That’s just 5% of humanity’s history on planet earth.The idea of private property came together with agriculture, so apparently for 95% of humanity’s history there was no property since they were organised in hunter/gathered societies.
HOW DID THEY MANAGE