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Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh by Helena Norberg-Hodge
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“If our starting point is a respect for nature and people, diversity is an inevitable consequence. If technology and the needs of the economy are our starting point, then we have what we are faced with today—a model of development that is dangerously distanced from the needs of particular peoples and places and rigidly imposed from the top down.”
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh
“This is reflected in the fact that Ladakhis measure land according to how long it takes to plough it. The size of a plot is described as “one day,” “two days,” and so on.”
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh
“The old culture reflected fundamental human needs while respecting natural limits. And it worked. It worked for nature, and it worked for people. The various connecting relationships in the traditional system were mutually reinforcing, encouraging harmony
and stability.”
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh