Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Instinct -

We are instinctual creatures, and I woke this morning thinking of why it would be important in our nature to stay away from those who are sick.  They might have an infection that could sweep through the whole tribe.  It makes sense.  I think we have an instinctual fear of the "stranger," because who knows what disease they may bring, and yet, as I think on it many native peoples did not have that instinct.  Otherwise, they might be in better shape today.  The Polynesians were welcoming.   The Native American tribes also welcomed and then were often decimated by disease, so, perhaps it is not instinctual, but learned, and that means that, in these times, where diseases are so often healed, we might re-program what may be there.

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