and Indigenous Perspectives
should we care about ancient and indigenous wisdom? What could
we, in this high-tech age, learn from native communities or
people who lived so long ago? Why does it matter?
in the history of humanity, have we had so much knowledge at
our fingertips. Nor have so many of us ever had so much material
wealth. And yet it could be said that simple happiness has never
been so elusive and our great knowledge has not prevented us
from endangering the survival of the very planet we inhabit.
the balancing nature of wisdom knowledge can be a destructive
and dangerous force. Wisdom looks at knowledge only in terms
of how effectively it serves the whole. It takes a 'whole-system'
perspective. And that is exactly how tribal societies and our
ancient ancestors had to view the world. Not because they were
any more clever than us, but because their very survival depended
upon actions that did not threaten the natural environment in
which they lived.
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of the people exploring ancient and indigenous wisdom