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Just finished reading Affluence Without Abundance https://www.amazon.com/Affluence-Without-Abundance-Disappear... about bushmen who live in southern Africa.
It turns out people have lived in southern Africa for 200,000 years, hunting and gathering.
Westerners show up, run out of water in a couple hundred years, and call them "developing."
The book is an eye-opener.
> The issue of poor time-keeping is not just a Kenyan problem. It is a problem in Ghana and throughout Africa (and of course in many other cultures as well).
Reading Affluence Without Abundance -- https://www.amazon.com/Affluence-Without-Abundance-Disappear... -- about hunting and gathering cultures in southern Africa, whose cultures endured 200,000 years, changed my views on our views on time, law, agriculture, growth, eating meat, and other things.
From a western perspective, loose time-keeping seems a problem.
A thought-provoking question: can you imagine a culture where such a perspective on time worked? And worked for orders of magnitude longer than your culture has existed?