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Originally posted by gazerstar
People have the power to affect other people's mindset, emotions, moods, perceptions, and actions through words if that person is open and susceptible to outward influences. For example, if someone makes us mad or hurts our feelings, our energy changes, our blood pressure and heart rate increases, and we do things in a different way than we would if we were operating with a happy mindset. In that way, the person who hurt us has control of our minds (if we can't get over it or keep repeating the slight in our minds over and over). Have you noticed that?
Originally posted by godless
reply to post by gazerstar
There is a group of anthropologists who put forth the theory that Civilization was actually a huge mistake for humanity. They claim that the traditional lifestyle of the hunter-gatherers resulted in healthier, happier people while keeping human poplulation growth in check. In contrast they point to the many problems visited on Man by the civilized lifestyle; things like starvation, slavery, war, poverty, all kinds of mental illness, the destruction of closeknit societies, and so on.
I must admit that I have a lot of sympathy for the argument and even have elaborated on it in my own way. You see, I have been a student of Religion for over 30 years now and, it seems to me, that another detrimental repercussion of Civilization is the birth of organized Religion.
Originally posted by Flighty
It depends WHICH tribe you are talking about.
All tribes are different. Some are more violent that others.
Some are just as racist as civilized people and will cut off your head just for being different.
If it's Innuit tribe or anything Native American then Yes. They seem incredibly placid, calm and in tune with the world and the Universe. I think they prove that TRIBES can be CIVILIZED.