CIVILIZATION WITHOUT WRITING
Thousands of years ago various groups of hunters and gatherers wandered across Asia and Europe while following a herd of mammoths that eat weeds, gradually, the ice begins to melt, grass growth patterns changed, flocks move north and become reduced. Follow from some hunters, others, due to a shortage of meat that is the core of their staple food, harvest the weeds it and at a certain moment begin to grow their own some kind of grass, perhaps.
Although the world history books usually begin with pre-historic times, but what is the pre-history? Is just a future where humans have not yet found the writing alone? Another specialist, anthropologist, for example, have much better equipment to delve further gloom past so it can be speculated about human behavior, about the patterns persist, about motivation as a period without differentiation. But of course, it’s hard to find the lives of certain people who gives flesh and life to these abstract questions of human behavior.
Humans eventually found the writing, but oral tradition is still alive for centuries to come. For example, Snouck Hurgronye in his book, The Achehnese, volume 2 in chapter literature mentions With Aceh literature we mean all of which have been composed in the Acehnese language. I accidentally saying “fabricated” and not “written”, because the specific differentiation between what is preserved and what is not enshrined in written form, can not be applied consistently to the works of authors Aceh both in the past and present. ”
Oral tales popular in Indonesia is “Kancil” a figure that shows the docking with the “Eulenspiegel” from Germany. “Juha” from Switzerland and “Nasruddin Hoja” from Turkey. This is a common thread that connects via oral tradition.
Sultanate of Aceh, the last independent sultanate in the archipelago. Defeat in the war against the Dutch. As a sign of modern times, when the oral tradition conquered by writing. Aceh War (1873-1974) is the end of civilization without written in Indonesian.
Writing has won, Van Heutsz conquered the fortress Batèë Iliëk who never fell for 30 years Aceh War with coping strategies, as written by Homer, the epic Trojan War, insert Abu Pang into jars, warlords Indies Dutch invaded the strongest fortress of the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam. Aceh forces, led by Said Muhammad, finally defeated in a back way.
In 1901 the castle Batèë Iliëk fall, the distance is not so much with the modern history because only 4 years later Einstein discovered the theory of relativity. I imagine, if the fort Batèë Iliëk persisted until World War I began in 1914 then history would have been different, dear history did not begin with the word, if only.
1904, Van Dalen conquered Gayo highland, passing bloody expedition. He borrowed a brutal strategy of Julius Ceasar. Facing tribal confederation in Gayo as the last independent force in the Sultanate of Aceh, he was imitating Julius alliance against Gallic tribes led Vercingetorix. Gayo highland falls, and officially declare the Dutch East Indies Aceh war officially ended.
We have lived, in the article is not so powerful. Before the millennium begins when the digital era is still shy to appear, we still feel how strong our feelings, as an example when I did not find a compatriot in the afternoon, then I would suspect they certainly were bathing in the river, and when followed there, almost always I find them there. Now the era of telecommunications, the range of games is getting away but before leaving the house I had to make sure via SMS, or other messaging devices in which they are located.
With a history of written, printed books, science is getting easier to obtain. Do not forget the Dutch conquered us with the documents that are accurate, and verified as authentic. But what happens if this time we get the pollution is writing? This era is the era of social media, all the information scattered everywhere, everyone can become the mouthpiece of the news. Inevitably hoaxes were scattered, we chew and considers it the truth.
The master shared scattered, sometimes sorry they were friends, teachers, influential people and we consider smarter than us, and sadly they unknowingly become agents of portals hoax. The portal benefit in terms of advertising, being our friends are slumped on the reputation of “brain rust”
Reading is good, as we want to know our desire against any science would certainly be useful. Supposing food, eat it either. But what happens when we put rubbish in our stomach? So what difference us with pigs? Who eats their own dung?
Einstein once said. “Humans are just a lot of reading and using only his brain is so little going to be lazy”. Why? We just read it and do not weigh it first then we will be stuck on a story that touches the heart so that each reader will be touched and do not miss to pass. One pattern hoax take advantage of the human heart is very sensitive to the reason would be left for a moment. In fact, the “heart” and “reasonable” must go hand in hand, is very naive if they are allowed to walk on their own without an escort.
The human brain at first was an empty house, they are filled with furnishings that fit their needs. The Moron take all the information he encountered so that the knowledge which might be useful to him wedged in the midst of or mixed with other things. Sage on the contrary, carefully he chose what was put into the house. He did not enter anything except equipment that will help him in doing the job because what is required is enough a lot. Everything was arranged neatly in a home-brain so that when necessary, he can easily find it.
Mistaken if we think that our brain houses have walls are enlarged, especially after a period of growth ended. Order house/brain just would much alone, then for every knowledge that has been entered, there are known and some are forgotten. Therefore, it is actually important to not let the fact that is not useful to get rid of useless facts.
I do not want to save the world from pollution writing, it’s simple, I just want to clear my facebook wall of dirt hoax by conveying it, or as much as possible aware of the closest friends as master shared, nothing more. Please stop it!
Civilization without writing? Impossible. We are all slaves of history. He is a river that can not be disturbed, anyone. We also can not swim against the strength. In fact, we will sink into the stream. As this message will not be delivered if it is not in writing, but as much as possible begin to reach out with simple things, like telling a tale/fable for our children orally, it is more meaningful than buy a book of fairy tales, true knowledge will not be able to defeat experience, which we share through a simple dialogue. A real conversation.
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