Story of the day.

"Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture.
The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.

But no. Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed.
Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.

'A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery.
Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts', Mead said.

We are at our best when we serve others. Be civilized."

~Ira Byock.




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  • I like it. That's the real meaning of civilization! And this kind of phylosophy applies perfectly in our society, because we can see how helping others is going away slowly for some people.

  • Buen tarabkho! We should help and serve one another. Nice topic. 

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  • Civilizasion should go hand in hand by humanity.

    Great post, MARY!


    • Thanks Rose! :3

  • Thank you for sharing the wonderful Margaret Mead!

    "Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."
    Margaret Mead

    • Ha! Very cool one! :D


  • Hi Mary, thank you for sharing this touching, timely post,  just what I  needed this morning! 



    • Woah, cool! I'm glad to read that. Thanks! ^_^

  • Amen.

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