Image you are living in a world that has no concept of beauty or guilt. You only work four hours a day and most of the time you are laughing loud and you and your family is considered the happiest people. This is the world of the Pirahã. Daniel Everett lived with the indigenous Pirahã in the Brazilian Amazonian Basin for almost eight years and studied them since 1977. Originally he went to this tribe as a missionary to translate the bible into their language. But instead of turning the Pirahã into Christians their way of living and just believing what they see or who they know, changed his life completely. He turned to atheism, got divorced from his former wife and went on to be a famous linguist.
Author: Katharina Baier Editor: Katharina Baier Jingle: Samuel Buda
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