Every time I meet an individual who is totally lost and so confused that this normal world looks strange in his eye’s I remember Xi tribe. Last week I encountered at least 3 instances with 3 different people whose thoughts were real crazy. But it makes all sense to them from where they came. I remembered “gods must be crazy” again.
In the movie “gods must be crazy” there are members of Xi’s tribe who are living well off the land in the Kalahari Desert. They are happy because the gods have provided plenty of everything; no one in the tribe has unfullfilled wants. One day, a glass Coke bottle is thrown out of an aero plane and falls to earth unbroken. Initially, this strange artifact seems to be another boon from the gods—Xi’s people find many uses for it. But unlike anything that they have had before, there is only one bottle to go around. This exposes the tribe to a hitherto unknown phenomenon, property, and they soon find themselves experiencing things they never had before: jealousy, envy, anger, hatred, even violence.
Xai decides that the bottle is an evil thing and must be thrown off of the edge of the world. He sets out alone on his quest and encounters Western civilization for the first time. The film presents an interesting interpretation of civilization as viewed through Xi’s perceptions.
Surprisingly even if we are coming from the same world, why even if we come from the same family it is true that for one it’s just a ‘coke bottle’ for the other it is the cause of ‘all the trouble’. Again is it the question of perception? While I can see and understand it’s just a ‘coke bottle’ why is it that the other person cannot see and not even guess ‘it could just be a coke bottle?’ Or is it that we human being love to hold on to ‘coke bottle’s’ as a source of support for living with problems. If they think ‘gods must be crazy’ to give us all the troubles aren’t we crazy to hold on to them all the way through…