Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Uncontacted World

9 comments:

Sydney said...

Oh my goodness. I agree completley. We discussed in my cultural anthropology class what a gem civilizations like these are. They live a life that is so much more pure and human than the way we live. It seems like they've got it right and we're missing something with our fast paced, workaholic lives, that don't leave us with any room to breathe. Among these types of native people, suicide is virtually unheard of. They are happier than we are. It's tragic to see how "civilization" has destroyed thousands of their counterparts. It is vital that we protect them, from ourselves.

JoeTFischer said...

i find it so bizarre that there are still civilizations, or should i say tribes, like this still in existence. i actually think it's a good thing if that's how some people want, and like, to live. sometimes ignorance is bliss.

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tpete said...

This absolutely blows my mind. The fact that they are virtually uncontacted in a world with all sorts of technology and resources made for finding people, is just amazing. I really really hope that people just leave them be and let them do their thing. I think watching from a distance is A-OK, and maybe we could even learn a thing or two. Whatever happens, I just hope that they can keep on going through their daily lives. I wonder what Friedman has to say about these people though?

D_ana said...

It was mind blowing to see this, because now a day it seems like people can't live without technology. Yet, here are these people who prove us wrong.

Michael said...

This is so crazy that this is still a reality in some parts of the world. It seems bizarre that they are not connected to anyone outside of their tribe.

Wade Brummett said...

I'm sure there are things to learn from this tribe on how they go about their day to day activities. However, it is almost frustrating to me to see that a crew is going back and forth to this place many times. This has to be almost terrifying to this tribe if they have never seen a plane.

Tim Pettingill said...

when you stopped the video in class and showed us the somewhat close up of the people i could hardly believe my eyes. Not only do i wonder why on earth someone decided to build a village in the middle of the jungle. But i also wonder how they had not been found until recently.

Cecily said...

So once upon a time I wrote a comment to this (it really was once upon a time because it was close to when this was first posted) but I was on a public computer that would not allow me to post it. In frustration I gave up, but now I have decided to re-post it. I was going to say that sometimes I long to live in a world that was more like theirs'. It was much simpler and I sometimes think that they might live more than we do, even if their lives are harder in some respects.