Survival of the Kindest: Dr Tyson Yunkaporta – Interdependence

Dr Tyson Yunkaporta – Interdependence

So every pair that you form with humans, non-humans with places all is there is there is a space in between you that’s that binds you together and you, our task is to sort of beautify and increase that space.

Dr Tyson Yunkaporta’s book Sand Talk is a favourite Julian’s. In this podcast Tyson takes us on a tour of indigenous knowledge, looking at how we would have lived in the past, where we are now, and point to spots in the transition where we have become insensitive and anaesthetised. This make little to no sense in helping us live better, fuller, more responsible lives with improve health at the same time as getting to grips with some of the world problems. 

From Tyson’s perspective – one that is hard to disagree with – our use of shame, of division, of punishment, is creating spaces for narcissists to lead over people who care; for lies to go unchecked over truth and reason. Unless we learn how to deal with people’s mistakes without piling on shame and guilt in unreasonable amounts, this is only going to continue. 

We can do this through learning how to have boundaries, through stories, through reconnecting with a language which reflects the land rather than one which continues to bifurcate itself into abstraction. There is so much to learn and Sand Talk should be on the reading list of all SotK listeners. 

Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

The Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Peter Macfayden Survival of the Kindest episode

Yothi Yindi band

Semiotics: signs and signifiers, how language exists in abstraction from everything else (also see Derrida and Baudrillard if you want to learn more!)

Follow Survival of the Kindest on Twitter, Instagram and subscribe on Apple, Spotify or wherever you like to listen to get our episodes as they are released.

Email us

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: