Once, there was a time we did not know that the grass was greener on the other side of our hill, our forest and our ocean.
Once we knew that crops could fail, that we became ill and that we could die, we discovered that our forests could be made into boats.
Once, when we discovered that there were others, we became fearful but, through time, we learned how to trust and how to trade.
Once we began to judge ourselves, our families and our friends it was not long before we began to judge all of the others.
The others had bigger boats, sharper tools and did not work so hard. The others were always smiling, even through hard times.
The others caught bigger fish and had many feasts. The others had many more people to share the work of feeding everyone.
The others had knowledge enough to sort through their seeds, taking out the bad ones, and the others grew taller and stronger.
The others began to judge themselves, their relatives, their trading partners. The others became less happy. It was the others who changed.