Sunday, 27 April 2014

A story ...

There was a wise and wonderful community in rural India.
The educated, decided to 'develop' them and give them the basics of health and education.

They were given an allopathic system, which invalidated, before their own eyes, their vast and detailed health practice.

They were given a schooling system which proclaimed and established the supremacy of a certian type of learning - based on
reading and writing skills - and rendered worthless befor their own eyes their vast and depthless knowlwdge of animals and plants and farming and animal rearing and cures and stories and dances.

A wise and wonderful community lost its sense of worth and value  and thereby lost everything.

 When 'the modern-educated', engage with the village people 'the traditionally wise', if we are not aware of their own paradigms, we will only impoverish them. 

It takes long years in a community, to even begin to understand their wisdom and worldview. 

Chidambaran Subramanian I can't wonder, how, at some point, they are partly responsible for their own mess.
Chidambaran Subramanian No. Please. When the water level started going down, why did they not stop? When the pesticides started harming them, why did they not?
I am not justifying anything. But the reality is that not everything is forced. All around, everyone wants to make quick money. Even the villagers. That is what has led to the situation today
Aparna Krishnan A society has a direction, a goal. When the larger society gets consumerist, monetized, it takes everyone in their wake.

Our consumption creates waves that entice and drag others along. Giving a damn for the future.

Anyway what we can do is what we need to do. The reality is deprivation. If you would like to address it, please let me know and we can plan. In any place.

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