THE GRAMMAR OF HAPPINESS
Imagine living in a world where colour, numbers and time do not exist. This is how the controversial Amazonian Piraha tribe live. The indigenous group of hunter- gathers instead focus on immediate experiences and shun past or future thoughts to focus on the now. When former- missionary Daniel Everett visited the tribe three decades ago to ‘ save indigenous souls’, his own religious beliefs were shaken to the core. Everett divorced his Christian wife, became an atheist and set about learning the Piraha language.