yet, most cultures (ones that had lasted for a long long time) approached life's practicalities "differently"
their sense of spirituality, reverence for the Earth, reverence for each other
was MUCH different
because of the European's technical dominance -- and this technical dominance is perhaps only a 1000 years old
the "mind set" that clouds all visions is rooted in this sense that technical "progress" equates with spiritual "power"
this may not be the actual case
how much "truth" was destroyed by ignorant people with a match and a sword
is it possible that great spiritual truths were known by many for thousands of years and those cultures were destroyed -- and their wisdom destroyed along with them
in much the same way that the spiritually ignorant might burn books or try to suppress ideas today
the truth may have been common knowledge to many
yet now all is buried under a pile of technology . . . technology that destroys just as quickly (perhaps more quickly) as it "expands"