My jungle experience
I got my first job as a scientific researcher on the tropical rain forest, earlier in the 80's, and for me it was a great experience. In fact, at that time, I only had lived in an urban environment and I knew nothing about the amazon jungle. So, when I arrived to Araracuara, a so far from nowhere land, I began to learn many new things about life as a whole. I learned hunting, fishing, walking in the forest, eating new food, but the most important, I learned many things about values. I learned that solidarity, cooperation, and wisdom are much more important to survive on that environment tan many others virtues people believes accept in our society (power, richness, fame). All in all, I appreciate all simple things coming from friendship and solidarity.