Learning how to be human in Asia

You would think that you and me, we’re human, no?

Mother and daughter outside their yurt in Central Asia with a bowl of kumis, fermented mares milk (Pioneers.org)

A recent conversation with a friend on the other side of the planet went into a curious rabbit hole: “people” vs. “human”.

The concept is related to modernity, otherwise known as Western civilisation. It is marked by separation:

  • Separation of cultures, stories, beliefs

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Southeast Asian trickster. Design strategist for sustainability & regeneration. Systems navigator. Creative disruptor. www.possiblefutures.earth/samantha.

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Samantha Suppiah

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Southeast Asian trickster. Design strategist for sustainability & regeneration. Systems navigator. Creative disruptor. www.possiblefutures.earth/samantha.

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