To Us It Was Tame

One of my favorite Native American quotes, reportedly from a Sioux chief, is the following:

“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth,  as ‘wild.’  Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness,’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.”

woman wearing red and black feather hat

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This, in my opinion, is one of the greatest problems that we face in our life here in the U.S. and elsewhere. We have a lack of connection with nature and other life forms. We are driven by money and a false economy. Governments and corporations have succeeded in making us ignorant, in utilizing and exploiting us to their advantage. En fin, sometimes I see little hope for humanity.

Copyright 2015 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

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