The way we live

Active Past - Passive Present

Our active past
In Stone Age societies, people led physically active lives. In contemporary nomadic societies they still do. The physical labour necessary to produce food required varied use of limbs and muscles.
Our passive present
Recently, across large parts of the globe, lifestyles have changed radically. We have suddenly become more passive, and hard physical toil is no longer essential to our survival.
This animated movie shows how we used to live our active lives (to the left) and how passive we are today (to the right)
Animation: Jan Konings
Script: Peter Opsvik