Note: Beware of a website proclaiming to be New Tribal Ventures/An Ishmael Community! Do not reply to any request for information. Our legitimate pages are available on our site here & on the navigation to the left.
HOME

DQ on Facebook!Follow Us on
 Facebook!


FIND OUT ABOUT
What's new
Daniel Quinn
Daniel Quinn's books
Schools & courses
Telephone Conferences
This website
New Tribal Ventures
Ishmael's Annex
Speaking Invitations
Events

THINGS TO DO
Register
Visit Guestbook
Find others
Help us
Order books
Contact us
Telephone Conferences
Special Requests

THINGS TO READ
Essays
Speeches
Dialogues
Parables
Answers to Questions
DQ's suggested reading
DQ's Blog

FOR TEACHERS
The Ishmael Companion
Beyond Civilization
 Study Guide


  The Ishmael Community: Questions and Answers

The Question (ID Number 591)...

    What references would you recommend that compare the burden of suffering (or social well-being) observed in modern/ancient indigenous cultures with that observed in our culture?

    ...and the response:

    I'm afraid I know of no such book (I wish I did!). My own comparisons are based simply on observations of our own culture and on reading anthropological studies of Leaver cultures; which never specifically address general notions like "suffering" and "well-being." From what they DO describe, it's easy to infer that, in general, aboriginal peoples are cheerful, relaxed, cooperative, relatively uncontentious, tolerant, and so on.


Go Back OR return to the Questions & Answers OR Browse to the Next Question
Site design and content, © 2018, Daniel Quinn