All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities of life.

Wade Davis

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“Dreams from Endangered Cultures.” TED2003. Feb. 2003. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Dreams from Endangered Cultures." TED2003. Feb. 2003. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from explorer Wade Davis' 2003 TED Talk about the amazing diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. The quote means that all cultures are engaged with the back-and-forth, give-and-take flow of life, adapting to new developments as they occur. Says Davis, it is not change, such as the emergence technology, that threatens indigenous cultures, but the crude force exerted by oppressive groups. Watch the full TED Talk here: Wade Davis - Dreams from Endangered Cultures