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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 doesnt 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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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 3306 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11