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Any culture that takes just what it needs form the surroundings and leaves the rest is called a leaver culture These people are very nomadic such as the pygmies in the Forest People Leavers move to an area that they fell they can live off the surroundings for awhile without using everything up A few such leaver cultures have tried some forms of agriculture though not the same way as the taker cultures have The people of the leaver culture believe that they will only use what is necessary to keep the people of the village or community alive with the bare necessities Leavers do not concern themselves with the rest to the outside world their main concern is the people of their village or community They are not preoccupied with anything else as the takers are In the books Ishmael and The Forest People their are some similarities in the leaver culture each one explains Both books talk about how the leaver culture is not determined to conquer everything such as the takers of a taker culture are Leavers live each day planning how they are going to use the surroundings to best suit their needs They plan how long they will stay in the area they are in when the gathering is to get done and when it is time to hunt There is very little interaction between the leavers and the takers but there is some The villagers or the takers have the ability to make metal spears and axes which are valuable tools to the pygmies In return for the tools the villagers give them the villagers tell them to go and kill them an elephant which is a very dangerous task If the hunt is successful the takers and the leavers will work together to cut up the elephant The leavers will only take what they need to survive and the rest is given to the takers This brings
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