The Dream of the Modern World

It could be said that people of the modern world are living in a kind of trance – something the indigenous people would call “the dream of the modern world.”


Achuar – Dream Readers of Amazon from Nitin Das on Vimeo.

The word “dream” refers to our world’s extreme patterns of consumption, acquisition, and industrialization, with little regard for the natural world. This way of life is destroying our planet’s health and well-being.



The Assumption of Limitless Growth

Given our unexamined assumptions and the cultural “trance” of the modern world, our destructive behavior makes a kind of sense! Our actions have been the result of a cultural perspective that is misguided and misinformed.