An ant vs. Babylon tower

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I've watched an ant crawling up my room's wall. Such a tiny, abundant and negligible being, yet we can not replicate it with the best of our technology. A 5 mm mobile independent and self sustained creature with all moving parts.

I am for tradition. In the modern/reinvented world, we change things so fast that neither our body nor the beings that compose nature around us can adjust to. But which tradition? Obviously one that blends with nature, addresses any aspect of life: body, mind, community, nature, and people everywhere. Like a mathematical formula that has no exceptions, which extends to describe the balance of any situation. So it can't be a sectarian, political or one remaining within the limits of historical figures, miracles and supernatural stories. It should accept anyone without conditioning, condemning or patronizing his/her background family, community, culture. It should be applicable and beneficial in daily life like oil in a machine. Make life smoother with anyone we come in touch with .

There's no instant solution to that. Like a formula that has to fully describe the chaos theory, the butterfly effect, it has to go through endless adjustments, trial and errors and refining until it can be balanced with the introduction to any unpredictable situation (invaders, famine, corruption etc.) and come out alive and in peace.

When we'll know how to produce an ant we are likely to intervene also with other animals plants and our own body. I believe the biblical Babylon tower story descried such an ambitious race for impressive technologies.

Despite my language problem, such one destroyed the Babylon tower, Indian people I meet today wordlessly show me the way to live in balance. Not that I am there yet but I realize the alternative and do my baby steps in this supportive laboratory of humanity.

In the story Bathing Indian.

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