Tuesday, June 7

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Documentaries are so fascinating, and Guns, Germs, and Steel is a wonderful example of such. Adapted from Jared Diamond's best-selling book in 1997, this film discusses the professor's theory as to why cultures around the world differ so much, and why some have evolved the way that they have.

Keeping an open mind about the theories, one can learn a lot from watching this movie. Especially how we can all individually extract different lessons from it. So much in fact, that I wonder why we aren't exposed to these subjects at a younger age. Studying past cultures can be captivating, but sad because history can be cruel. Perhaps this would help teach love, equality, and compassion. Learning from the mistakes that people have made in the past. I myself have never understood conquest - it's something to be ashamed of.

Here's the documentary, which can be found on Netflix as well:
Guns, Germs, and Steel 
(An 18 part series)  

Guns, Germs, and Steel Website

Happy movie watching.