There are elements of one culture that are foreign to another, like how these Kayapo children in Brazil are taking their afternoon bath in the river. What is found in all cultures though is that the young will imitate what they see - perhaps that is at the core of culture, how it survives … or becomes extinct. The girl in this boat is role-playing, preparing for a time when she will be expected to fish and bring food back to her village. This girl, like all children, train for life by practicing what they see around them. It is this passing of values through action that instills in me a great sense of responsibility to be the change that I want to see in the world.
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