Ju|'hoansi

 

 

Namibia

 

 

Water, in various forms and shapes, flows through the streams of this world, creating and sustaining life of all species. In the cracks of the surface, where the reflection breaks, you see that the water is filled with cloudy particles, threatening soon to seize the entire stream. This grey cloudy water will be flooding every river bed, every current, flux, every creek. Trickling down to the roots of the oldest tree. Turning its branches into dead wood and its fruit into hollow shroud.

In depth, the conflict is not between ancient or modern, it is the crude idea of domination. Within the scientific practice and consequently the education of Western Civilization roots a feeling of superiority over peoples who follow different parameters. Somehow the other is destined to fade away, as if they are failed attempts of „being modern“. Caught up in our individual pursuit of happiness and prosperity, we risk failing to recognize the richness and diversity of life that we will loose, once every component of life follows the same valuation system. The diversity of ethnicities, languages and cultures is a gift that allows us to continue experiencing, learning and thriving. Culture is not trivial, it is a body of knowledge that allows the individuals to make sense of the infinite sensations of consciousness. To find meaning and order in a universe that ultimately has neither.

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