Thursday, January 26, 2012

People exist even if they are not on Facebook

Found this video on a tree hug blog. Quite interesting that there is still uncontacted tribes on the planet and quite sad that we are still too greedy to respect their habitat and leave them alone.

At the moment I'm reading a book called Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan about a walk she takes in the Australian desert with an aboriginal tribe that still lives like aboriginals used to as much as they can. 

When I was in Australia myself there was a lot of talk about how the aboriginals do not appreciate the help they have recieved in terms of getting a job or such. I can understand though how a nine-to-five job might not be the ultimate deal for someone who are brought up with different values. Somehow I think we might all be happier taking that hike in the desert instead of going to our (often) boring office jobs.

I do recommend the book to anyone who is curious about an aboriginal tribes' life. It's a beatutiful book and has a nice message about how perhaps the way we live is not the right way -at least not the only right way.

From the book:  

"It is truly amazing that after 50,000 years they have destroyed no forests, polluted no water, endangered no species, caused no contamination, and all the while they have received abundant food and shelter."

It made me think of the famous quote:

Not until the last tree has died, not until the last river has been poisoned, not until the last fish has been caught, will we realise we can't eat money.

~ 19th Century Cree Indian

I wonder if we are not getting there soon.

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