Monday, November 21, 2011
The Way of the Human Being Part 3
The way Martin describes my culture in the Way of the Human Being is not flattering. In his eyes the traditional Native American culture is superior. They seem to have the monopoly on the perfect way of living. He makes it sound as if they have the right idea and we are ignorant people who have lost a key aspect or being a human. I don't have clearly articulated thoughts on this yet but there is something that puts me on edge. Maybe because I am not a Native American, for him to completely write off my culture seems unfair. I don't think that my culture is perfect. Far from it! But by writing off my culture I feel as if he is also writing off part of me.