Awakening a Keen Observer

Friday, August 20, 2004

This could change the world

On an National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation" there was this report. I've copied the summary

In a report published this week in the journal Science, researchers describe a group of indigenous peoples in Brazil called the Pirahc tribe. The scientists found that the Pirahc seem to have fewer concepts for numbers than most other cultures. Members of the Pirahc culture have words for one and two -- but one, according to the study, can sometimes mean "around one." Larger numbers are "many."

Do you get what this is...they don't count...not like we do. We count all the time how much we have. How many do you have? I have more! What was your score? What did you get? How much money do you have? It is amazing how much we count... and measure ourselves against others.

But according to this report... this whole culture doesn't worry about that. Their language doesn't need it... They don't need it.

Here's a thought. Tomorrow keep track (count) how many times you measure something by number.

And remember all along with God's love we have all we ever need and even more.
You've already got all you need. now go and enjoy life.

God abides
Bobbie McGarey


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