The Real Cultures of Peru Selva I say I want to understand other culture, however I play games in my mind and am hopeful, when I should just be accepting. A person should never expect much from uncivilized cultures.
I went up the river about 10 kilometers, the boat motor was junk, I had a goal and Samuel the person driving the boat had a goal. I finally realized at the village of Dorado I had no chance of achieving my goal and forced him to return to Breu.
I want to learn about cultures, however sometimes it is extremely difficult to like some cultures. The closer you get to the bottom of civilization, the more uncivilized they become. Uncivilized people have no manners and are very selfish. I have observed the baseline cultures for years, there is a nothing noble about them, and I will one try to explain them in a conclusive manner.
One reader made a comment about me entering the “Heart of Darkness,” this is a good interpretation; there is a need to be clever here, when you enter the darkness.
I turned back today, after I knew, the only way to achieve my objective was to become like the people around me. I can be the Alpha Male very easily.
The last thing that happened before I decided to turn back was a man came down from a village and begged for gas. We was only about one third the way up the river, my driver was from the same tribe and looked at me like I was supposed to give him some. I looked at him as if he was a piece of shit and stopped that idea.
As I proceeded down the river, I realized the driver was the problem, not the man. Anyone walking up to this river with a jug of gas can get a ride anywhere, the better tact would have be to ditch my boatman and hopped on the other mans boat with my eight gallons of gas.
A gallon of gas cost 10 dollars here.
Complicated situations, however my primary goal was accomplished, I know the No Contacted Tribes leave often leave their tribes and make contact. I have met 11 families that have departed the no contacted tribes and entered the no motivation world of the T-shirt wearing tribes lying in hammocks here. I am not wandering if the eye of the tiger is still within the no contacted tribes.