On Ancestors w/ Alice Walker

And also the way that we are walking around on the earth that is actually literally full of ancestors and we never pay any attention to this fact. I mean, most people don’t. It is as if all of the indigenous knowledge, all of the indigenous wisdom, all of the indigenous wisdom, all of the indigenous everything is just something that we completely discredit as if it never existed. And this is a deep impoverishment of us as modern people. That’s why we walk around looking like we are zombies.

I think it grew– It grew out of my longing for the indigenous, my understanding that we are horribly lonely people because we’ve disconnected from ancestors. And this is– you know, this is my own– my own feeling. I mean, I know what it feels like to be supported by ancestors. I lean on them all the time. But I know that most people–

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