“The Earth Doesn’t Belong to Us. We Belong to the Earth”

Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp gather in the morning on the banks of Cannonball River, North Dakota. Picture courtesy Vogue.

Water protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp gather in the morning on the banks of Cannonball River, North Dakota. Picture courtesy Vogue.

Few days ago it was shared on this site the case of Standing Rock. You can read more about it on this previous post.

It has been fantastic good news to know all that standing has served for something. The Government of the USA is not going to stop the Dakota pipeline if not official engineers are going to work on the are to look for alternatives to the original plan which will be safe for the Standing Rock Sioux community and the environment. In decades, this is a huge victory not only on habitat in threat or in danger; if not for the Native American communities too.

Any race, despite its colour, origin, traditions… Hold a strong cultural baggage and wisdom which must be preserved. Any. Ruefully, on the same ways which our own culture is lost by some lack of education, lack of interests or lack of respect for the old and history. It tends to happen the same with so other culture minorities.

For this reason, and because apart of the victory there is not so much to write about this theme. It has been thought to share some old sayings from this Native American community, including the one at the title. Because to learn and to have more empathy for others has only brought wisdom to individual. It is the lack of those qualities what tends to cause all the wars and human disasters.

“People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards, but deep down, they wish they had the same courage to do the same.”

“The greatness strength is gentleness.”

Do not be discouraged for to be different, to feel different than others or, above all, for to be gentle.

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