'True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the 'rejects of life,' to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands-whether of individuals or entire peoples-need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world'.
The structure of the relationship between the two groups - THE HELPER (the so called educated, developed, civilized) and THE RECIPIENT OF HELP (the illiterate, under developed, uncivilized) - involved in this transaction is clear. One has power over the other group - politically, economically and technologically and hence defines the meaning and method of all this. The powerful also has a make belief sense of justice that in fact is a means to protect this power relation. This is caused by several myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings we hold about various aspects of development, wellbeing, sustainability and even evolution.
Who needs to help whom or who needs to learn from whom will have to be rethought of given the fact that the so called modern, educated man has succeeded in eliminating more than half life forms, destroyed most of liveable spaces, used up most of the non renewable resources and promoted greed and profit at any cost as the most valued way to be.
Indigenous and traditional communities have created knowledge that ensures the sustenance of life on the planet, not only for human beings, but for all forms of life. Knowledge in Natural learning process is like a sprouting seed. The way people build their settlements; adults deal with life has biological element. This biological element is visible even in their sense of beauty.