Wisdom in thinking and action is not something difficult or even new for human beings. It’s actually quite natural for people to think “eco-logically” – in terms of processes, relationships, values and communities. This is how Nature works, and how our brains evolved to think, over the ages.
Among human communities, we find the ecological view most developed with tribal societies that have maintained direct contact with the natural world. Their cultures and spiritual beliefs view Nature as mother, the Earth as home. Their thinking is highly visual, less conceptual and not as ego-centric as “modern” humans.
Since the dawn of the agricultural revolution, more technologically “advanced” people developed cultures and value systems where the world has been compartmentalized, conquered and divided into pieces. We tend to think of ourselves as nations, races and individuals, separate from one another and superior to the Natural world that surrounds us.
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