Message #135: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: In The Houses and Kivas of Tusayan and Moqui Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 17:08:38 -0700 [ When apocryphal stories are passed along with seeming referent in the Southwest, SWA is tempted to analyze or interpret their telling. One might ask: What is the agenda behind the message? Why do the Hopi publish such an article? -- SASIG Ed. ] From: Michael Pfeiffer /S=M.PFEIFFER/OU1=R08F10A@mhs-fswa.attmail.com Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 16:09:04 +0000 Forwarded: "CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?" From: JOHN HANSON /email@example.com Date: ## 03/20/97 09:43 ## Ideas from another culture The Hopis live in twelve villages spread over three mesas in northeastern Arizona. Over a very long period of time the Hopis have developed a complex social organization based on respect and courtesy between individuals and groups. The following is taken from the Hopi newspaper Tutuveni. We think these "commandments" apply equally well to us on the Kaibab. The 10 Commandments of Getting Along With People 1) Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you'd like. Cultivate a soothing voice. How you say it often means more than what you say. 2) Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully, no matter what the cost. 3) Never lose and opportunity to say a kind word to or about somebody. Praise work well done no matter who did it. 4) Be interested in others, their pursuits, their homes and their families. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel you regard them as important. 5) Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Hide your worries and disappointments under a smile. 6) Keep and open mind on all debatable questions. Discuss, don't argue. It is a mark of a superior mind to disagree and remain friendly. 7) Let your virtues speak for themselves, and refuse to discuss the shortcomings of others. Discourage gossip by changing the subject. 8) Have respect for the feelings of others. Wit and humor ar the expense of a friend are never worth it. 9) Pay no attention to destructive remarks and personal attacks on you. Live so that no one will believe them. Remember, a common cause of backbiting is dissatisfaction with oneself. 10) Don't be concerned about your "just due". Do a good turn for the sake of being helpful. For those who seek gratitude, look in the dictionary.