Unformatted text preview: the natural world of which they are a part. The food they eat is locally grown and organic, and until recently there was virtually no environmental pollution. • Ladakhis did not realize that money meant something very different for the foreigners; that back home they needed it to survive; that food, clothing, and shelter all cost money a lot of money. Compared to these strangers, the Ladakhis suddenly felt poor. • For them, work is physical work: ploughing, walking, carrying things. A person sitting behind the wheel of a car or pushing buttons on a typewriter doesn’t appear to be working. • It becomes clear that the traditional nature-based society, with all its flaws and limitations, was more sustainable, both socially and environmentally....
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- Fall '11
- Automobile, Harvest, Ladakhis, eighty-year, traditional nature-based society