They, By Existence, Tell Us Of Other OptionsWhen I first went in to university, I wanted to get a degree in Aboriginal Studies...and I can't deny that it was a fascinating program to study and learn more about. Of course, being Canadian, much of the content was the Aboriginal culture of my own country, but my absolute favourite class was World Indigenous Cultures. We studied the Inca, the Mayan, the Aborigines, so many different groups around the world, and it was absolutely fascinating.
A man by the name of Wade Davis, a fellow of National Geographic, travels around the world writing about the Indigenous cultures that he comes across, and he tells us that they, by existence, tell us of other options. And he's right. There is so much that we could learn from the Indigenous cultures around the world. Alternate ways of living. It amazes me the things that we think we know about science, but we haven't got a clue. The knowledge passed down from the Indigenous ancestors could teach us things that math/science never could. And yet, their knowledge isn't something we ever truly tap in to. If you search for Wade Davis on the internet, there are some amazing video lectures that tell us about this.
There is so much more that I could learn about the Indigenous cultures around the world, but truly, I would love to travel and experience it more than anything. First stop...Macchu Pichu and the ancient Inca Civilization!
Lucidblue 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 Nov 23, 2010