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Inspiring: Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

  1. Oct 19, 2011 #1

    rhody

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    Love it!! When I was a kid, the men made a big deal of slaughtering the hogs, steers, etc, but the women actually coordinated the activities and timed them. Little kids got to see this first-hand. Bring in the large intestines, bring in the small intestines, bring in the blood and the scraps... you get the idea. The women coordinated the whole show. The men stayed outside and took care of the heavy stuff and perhaps nipped on bourbon a bit, while the women made sure that the family was well-provisioned. Every family had little oak casks that were charged up with salt and pork-bellies every fall. We needed that stuff to get through the winters. It's one thing to be rich enough to afford butter all winter, and another thing entirely to be able to send a kid to the cellar to spear a piece of salt-pork to cook their breakfast.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2011 #3
    That was a wonderful video rhody, and a great reply turbo.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2011 #4

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    I wish every high school and college student, teacher, and administrator in the US, and around the world for that matter could see this video, I love Bunker's dry can do spirit, his sense of humor, something this country sorely needs, IMHO.

    Rhody... :biggrin:
     
  6. Oct 19, 2011 #5

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    Cool! :cool: :approve:

    http://www.barefootcollege.org/

    I see a trip to Rajasthan in the future, or
    http://www.barefootcollege.org/location_approach.asp [Broken]
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2011 #7

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    Even though I posted this over two months ago, I wish every US member of Congress and the Senate could be MADE to watch it, and after doing so, address their constituents on what it means to them.

    I am sure this would make a wonderful senior project for a political science and economics major, and could act as a catalyst that may help open a dialog to address important life lessons and courage in the face of adversity.

    Rhody... :tongue:
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #8
    I don't get what he's trying to do... he's glorifying ignorance and illiteracy?

    He says he teaches them things the village thinks is important and seems to look down on traditional style of education, but the only reason he's so enlightened is because he went through that system.

    Why not teach people to read and write and maybe one day they won't have to live off animals and solar panels?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2011 #9

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    Little steps to improve life, with your attitude I am sure you would inspire them just as he did.

    Rhody...
     
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