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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-10 09:43 AM
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85. I wanted to think
about this, before responding ....because it's worth far more than a simple, "when one door closes, another opens" answer ....even though that is true.

All human beings alive on this Earth today have tribal roots. In fact, rather than view people in terms of "race," it is more accurate and more interesting to view peoples in terms of the Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and White tribes. Within each, there have been examples of tribal peoples becoming "nation/state" peoples, with common experiences (although the technologies are distinct, the outcome is the same).

Some people are in touch with that part of themselves. Others, as one friend in this thread so perfectly illustrates, are not -- and those who are not almost always strongly resent those who are. At Onondaga, it is understood -- and has been long before the psychiatric sciences -- that people are a combination of good and bad. We all have a good and bad potential. It's what we choose to focus on -- every single day of our lives.

Tribal society, like individuals, does have good and bad potentials. It experiences the most stress when in contact with the negative side of nation/states. There are people like our friend, the clown, who despise all things tribal -- especially human beings who challenge their weak attempts to feel superior.

Our job -- your's, mine, and everyone who wants to change our society for the better, no matter what tribe they are from -- is to be aware of those other doors that open. For small doors often open into large rooms. And that is what you, my wonderful friend, will soon find.
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