|Believe only their way is right
|Don't believe only their way is right - it's right for them
|The world would be better if people were better
|You don't need to improve people to make their system work.
|Can't develop a lifestyle that works (sustainable and inherited)
|Lived in a working lifestyle for 100's of thousands of years
|Everything is based on utopian ideals (government, school etc. assumes a type of person which is evolved)
|Based on human nature and tradition with years of evolution of their particular tribal law.
|Force others to follow their way - believe their way is best
|Believe their way is best for them, others can live their own way
|Annihilate others in war
|Fight to show their metal and be unpredictable - not to annihilate
|Get products and give products
|Get support and give support
|Specialization; smaller and smaller family units till the breakup of nuclear family is complete
|Complete cradle to grave support
|Laws prohibiting stuff - people know laws will be broken and this divided society into law breakers and upright citizens
|No laws prohibiting as it doesn't take into account that humans will break laws - so the laws are to minimize the effects of damage to society
|Tribal security exchanged for money - a kind of substitute for the sense of tribal community that our species evolved with for 10,000s of thousands of years.
Feb 22, 2011
Daniel Quinn’s theories on culture and civilization part 2
The following table shows the basic differences in behavior between Takers (agriculturists) and Leavers (Tribal/Primitive societies) as described in Daniel Quinn’s book ‘My Ishmael’.