Want to do, I may no longer be the chief. ” Meaning that even being the authority there he has no right to force people to do something they don’ t want to do. ” This showed the difference between the authority structure of tribe and the western world (“ Proyect” ). The chief does not give any command or order to his people, not even his son to follow, rather he understands that it is the basic right of every human being to follow his will and wish (“ Proyect” ). However, in the modern western world, lives of humans are ruled by orders and commandments given sometimes by their parents, sometimes by teachers, later by their employees, and overall by the governments, policemen etc (“ Proyect” ).
It was not just that there was a wide gap between the authority structures of these two societies but their entire lifestyle, culture, norms, traditions etc all were opposite. The people of the traditional societies still use artillery, spears, and arrows to fight and they walk to cover long distances (“ The Emerald Forest” ). The use of technology is very limited or almost nonexistent in their lives as they are closer to nature and lives together.
In contrast to them, modern western society uses technology to a large extent (“ The Emerald Forest” ). There are modern methods of fighting like machine guns and bombs, airplanes, railways cars etc to travel to far away distances in just hours, large machines are used for construction and to cut off forests. This advancement in technology has both its benefits and costs (“ The Emerald Forest” ). With technology comes the easiness to do things and time gets saved in traveling.
As Wanadi says to Markhem “ When I was a boy, the edges of the world was very far away, but it comes closer each year. ” However with benefits comes the cost too. As more vehicles are produced, so have the pollution from air, land, and water increased as well. This pollution is destroying our respiratory system by going inside us when we inhale this polluted oxygen and causing the rise of several diseases and illnesses in the people.
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