How is it that we don’t know the difference between the songs of different birds anymore? If you were to see animal tracks on the ground, would you be able to tell:
- What kind of animal is this?
- Is it male or female?
- Where is it going and where did it come from?
- Is it pregnant?
Or maybe even “What is it doing right now?”
Well, our ancestors did and we somehow forgot. That is why we’re in Africa. We’re navigating by the stars at night, studying animal behavior, learning survival skills, and interviewing medicine men. The project revolves around reconnecting man with Nature and re-establishing our innate understanding of who we are and how we fit into the ecosystem. Survival is an interesting phenomenon. Although most of us are not running from lions on a daily basis, the notion of survival plays are central role in most of our lives. How? It’s called mortgage. Taxes, salaries, rising costs, hospital bills…all of these concepts that are tied to money are conceptually related to our survival. We stress about it every day and it consumes much of our attention.
So what does this have to do with Africa? (more…)