As a group, we have the power to accomplish incredible feats, that no single person could ever do. As our focus turns inwards we miss out on the social, professional and personal successes we can create as part of a team. Feelings of isolation and loneliness in Western society have drastically increased over the last few decades, as our societies become more focused on the individual. Over time this feeling of loneliness can manifest in mental illnesses like anxiety or depression. As a society, we are losing touch with the value of community and its role in a happy society.
Taking the example of the Native Americans, they also originated in North America, using the land in resourceful ways and living with each other, however, not always in harmony. Later on they were enslaved by the ‘white men’, which lead to where they are today. On the subject of Native Americans, and other indigenous cultures, the self – sustenance that is taught is essential, however it is something most ‘modernized’ cultures have forgotten. The Native Americans would use all of the meat and hide and resources from any animals they killed. If they killed a buffalo, they would use all the meat for food,
Since early development of modern world, environment has been a major concern as it was ruined horribly. People started to take environment for granted since it was perfectly preserved before by their ancestors who were living in traditionalistic way of life. Environmental concerns and conflicts have surfaced throughout human history, from the earliest settlements until what we are today. People might found it a new movement because history that we learned has all to do with war and politics, instead of environment, culture and development (Kovarik, 2012). The work and evidence of the environmentalists can be taken in manuscripts, publications and historical archives.
But Indians generally also recognize that their standards of living must be raised. Without giving up their unique cultural heritage, they have organized into tribal councils to try to help the federal government settle on long-range programs of education, health services, vocational training, resource planning, and financial credit that will assist them to solutions of the problems that have beset them for so many sad decades. From a personnal perspective Christopher Columbus is in no way a hero. All he did was encounter unknown lands while trying to get to Asia. He did not even manage to complete his initial goal of finding a commercially viable route to Asia by traversing the western oceans.
The greed Gandhi talks about is just the dream of a utopia where everyone lives in a relative luxury. This is a nice dream, but we cannot reach it because of the limited recourses on the planet. Gandhi means that some of us must give up on both luxury and the dream of it for the greater good. Part B task 3D We humans are the only known species that is dominating all over the world. We are also the only ones who are trying to fix the environment, even though we were the ones who broke it.
Darwinism, the idea that there is one superior race that takes the prize over all others. Generations have believed this, over countless years, multiple races were in conflict trying to prove that they were the one that was chosen to be the best. Arriving in the new world, Columbus and the other settlers helped to prove this by showing that they were more fit to rule the new territory. Superiorly, some people may believe that because the Native Americans were not immune to the diseases that came from the Old World, then it was proven that they were the superior breed of homo sapiens. Natives to the New World were also not as technologically advanced, which again to those people, made them believe just that much more that they were the senior group.
This feeling of ownership and belonging has never been felt by native Hawaiians in their own country, since they had their land invaded a very long time ago. Xenophobia is known to have psychological reasons behind it, which are, the fear of having their belonging taken away and this fear of loosing their identity and nation. An ancestral memory has been passed on from generation to generation, that passing on the stories on the Hawaiian history and especially the invasion and imposing of
Murphy’s reasoning for the conflict was, “One reason that Anglos and Indians were more often in conflict than accord at the mine after the mid-1820s was that they generally had no relationships other than those of neighbors.” Whereas, marriage among Natives and settlers were beneficial to one another with fur trade, there was no contact with mining and the refusal of Natives to conform to gender roles. Native Women were the miners during this time period and native men were busy with other task, this angered English settlers and caused more animosity. Unfortunately, Natives were pushed out of the mines and land. Some Native groups managed to fight and gain back their land
Some may criticize that there is no such thing as an “Okinawan Identity” because of the mixture of diverse cultures. The Lack of appreciation of the traditional language is what challenges younger generations to keep interests; and as soon as the last speaker of the language dies, Okinawa will no longer be a unique
As my responsibilities increased, my legal status started to become an issue. My hesitation is not the act of filling out the paperwork so Natia could help me become a citizen, but rather in knowing that this decision will change my future permanently. I must accept that it would have taken me way longer to achieve it if I did not obtain her help. I consider myself a natural born warrior because throughout my whole life I knew that the land that I call home does not want me, yet I would do anything to protect it without question or hesitation. Yes, I consider myself Mexican but my hometown is in America, my future is in America, my soul is in American.