Older and Younger Cultures

From The Prophet’s Way: A Guide to Living in the Now

The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization. And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth.

—CHIEF LUTHER STANDING BEAR

IN MY EARLIER BOOKS ON ADD, I POINTED OUT HOW FROM THE earliest times humans were hunter-gatherers and that some of those behaviors that were survival skills for our ancestors are now problems in many modern schools and workplaces.

The picture that this model paints for some people is one of noble hunters who have been ...

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