The earliest of signs of The ‘if you do good you will get a sticker on your moral chart’ ,go back to the Chewong people- mainly spread around Malaysia.
This is one culture and society of people who do not have have any violent and competitive words in their language.
They don’t understand what war is or what punishment and fear is.
I think I have found our best chance at finding peace in the world
This fact of how the gender role dynamics play out is fascinating and makes me think ,
Where did we go so wrong?
Gender Relations. The Chewong recognize that men are physically more adept at tasks requiring greater strength and that women have the biological task of child bearing and nursing, but they ascribe no special status to any of the distinct male or female roles.
Hunting carries no more prestige or value than cooking, planting, gathering, or child-care.
The married couple cooperates closely in their economic activities.
While the wife may have primary responsibility for the fields, the husband frequently helps. If she is incapacitated, he will do all of her chores.
Likewise, women may help with hunting and they normally fish with their husbands.
Imagine, I am a Chinese farmer who is riddled with Kettle whistle blowing, steam rising anger. My prized hen is missing..
Of course it has to be those ape people.
I make my way (with wide spaced steps and purpose to my walk) to the Chewong family,down the road, who I think has stolen it it. No tea leaf (Thief) is going to get away with this shit. Yeah, I’m pissed. I will do time for this insult.
I find my self, brushing twigs and leaves away. I wrestle with a branch and receive a few cuts to my face.I finally detect life.
I hear it first and smell it. I stride right up to the Chewong father.
“Who do you think you are stealing my hen . Tell me why I shouldn’t knock all the wind from you and use my moves on you like a ninjaaaaaaaaaa?”
The Chewong man doesn’t react or respond. He knows I don’t look happy and he figures that aint a good sign.
That night he packs up his and his families belongings and does a moonlight flit .
Bravery is not a word in their culture. Nor is punishment. There are no oral stories or myths that speak of violence. So their first and only instinct is to get as far away from any confrontation as possible
Before you start scoffing at what a bunch of cowards they are. Think about the words –
What it means to you?
What does a peaceful world look and feel like?
Is it just some lovely idea?
a symbol of an ideal life?
something un tangible?
They believe that a forest god. Yinlugen taught the first humans on the world how to behave and got it right the first time. No bullshitting about.
Their most important rule, that must be obeyed, is called –maro
Maro means share your food with others. Never hold back your food.
It is dangerous to eat alone and down right selfish and greedy might I add
they have perfected a fair and just community.
If they violate the rules of morals such as not sharing or expressing anger at misfortune
“I wanted a pair of Nike trainers for my birthday not this leather shit!”
They mustn’t show that they get anticipated by pleasures. Now that must suck on a wedding night!
If you violate this moral code – be prepared for some heavy shit coming your way.
You may get really ill like me . Today my back is put out and I can’t do a gym workout. I haven’t wanted to share my food with my daughter and now look!
You might get attacked by ruwai- a soul of an animal
If you gain anything from this post. Tell your kids if they don’t share a huge tiger or dragon spirit is going to attack them