Just stumbled upon this interesting blog post, thought it was worth sharing.
“Maybe before man learned to speak they used body language. But eventually speech was developed and we were able to share ideas without even being able to see one another. Then marking symbols allowed us to leave a message for people that we might never meet.
But all this communication was a tool to allow us to get the things we wanted for ourselves. Whether it’s spiritual expression or practical necessities, we used communication as a lever to move ourselves and other people…”
Just an excerpt,
Full post – http://smileyhead.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/a-programmable-story/
This makes me think of the Aboriginal people of Australia who have walked this ancient red land for over 40,000+ years. They almost have an entire language in unoticeble hand gesture and body language, white fellas like me can’t read it but they ask each other for food, drink and now smokes…. Of course they did this there are over 300 countries in Oz, hence 300 different dialects.