I once heart Martin Prechtel, speaking of his village in Guatemala, explain, "In my village, if you went to the medicine man with a sick child, you would never say, 'I am healthy, but my child is sick.' You would say, 'My family is sick.' Or if it were a neighbor, you might say, 'My village is sick.'" No doubt, in such a society, it would be equally inconceivable to say, "I am healthy, but the forest is sick." To think anyone could be healthy when her family, her village, or indeed the land, the water, or the planet were not, would be as absurd as saying, "I've got a fatal liver disease, but that's just my liver - I am healthy!" Just as my sense of self includes my liver so their included their social and natural community.