We were horrified to see the devastation after the earth quake and tsunami in Japan, and many people suffered or even unaffected are wondering about if their life ever get back to the normal life of just a few months ago. One way or another, many of these affected areas will bounce back, just as their ancestors had resurrected themselves in the past. Earthquakes, tsunamis and their subsequent suffering are in our blood: many of those who undermined the force of nature have perished and many others sacrificed their life for others.
Some places may not be so fortunate. Archaeological and written records tell us disappearance of once prospered cities is not so uncommon. Tohoku is fortunate enough to vision and decide what their future should look like, but they are unfortunate to know life can be much better. Many people in the world are living in the condition of total wilderness and underdevelopment. But many people living in impoverish condition may be just as happy as affluent people. We may be brainwashed with the image and information of unachievable perfect life in illusion, playing the rules of games which make perfect sense for people in the game. Or they are making themselves rats who are just running on a wheel for the sake of running on the wheel without realizing there are some alternative way of life.
What have we accomplished in our life? Isn’t it wise to live in more sustainable way rather than forgetting inconvenient true that most natural resources are limited. People may feel something from these pictures below: they were taken in south eastern Nepal where life remains to be simple. That is how they live.