Visited an exhibition of the Rapa Nui, inhabitants of Easter Island today. It was a very interesting take on their culture as the reality of shipping giant statues (weighing 27 tonnes on average) all the way to North America would be a logistical nightmare, and the descendants who still live there refused as well. So the exhibit took a different tone, focused more on their life, achievements and way of thinking.
At one point there was a statement that the Rapa Nui accepted that everything that happened, was out of their control.
I have to agree and yet have to say that it must have been an interesting civilization if that was truly the case.
Like Genkaku posted today about barking dogs (see here http://genkaku-again.blogspot.com/2010/08/barking-dogs.html) we all have our reticence to allowing the world unfurl around us and fight it tooth and nail at times. Some more than others,