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    the account of Australian aborigines who had left the traditional tribal environment and went to work in the city. Researchers did a study in which a group of them were asked to go back to the old ways, living off the land.

    Of those in the study, the levels of physical energy expended, as well as psychological well being, levels of stress, and so forth, were monitored and compared between modern city dwelling and the natural hunter gatherer lifestyle.

    The results of the study surprised the researchers. These individuals extended less energy, were less stressed and happier in the hunter gatherer lifestyle than living in modern industrialized city with the so-called higher standard of living. Of course, these were people who had become adapted to either way of life.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 02:18:18 PM PST

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