47023Re: Move into new life
- Sep 3, 2006In my opinion the verb "romanticize" has connotations that are worthy
of clarification when discussing "the noble savage". Often the term is
used to trivialize the underlying issues. Sharon's response
illustrated an understanding that empathizes with the position of many
Indigenous, Environmentalists and Humanists without agreeing. Opens
the door to dialogue and a critical step in conflict resolution.
Links were provided as to issues in Costa Rica where these themes play
a prominent role. They also are relevant to Barry's work with the Bri
Bri as he struggles to find a balance between the logical position
that Sharon espouses and the emotional issues I presented. My own
stance on the matter is that life is a "fine balance" indeed.
Whether the "gran poobah" would have agreed or not I doubt that he
would have used ridicule to express his view. Thanks Lesscranky for
the compliment on erudition but I can't take credit for mostly cut and
paste. Thanks to you I have learnt a few new words "jejune" and
"pedantry" and will google the authors you mentioned. I hope that I am
not the only one who got something from the exchange.
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