W.C. Much as in cultures whose environments possess little water,
the sharing of food constitutes the utmost of curtousy, favor,
and generousity. Within a culture whose primary attributes
attenuate such activities as to ensure survival first, the intention
of sharing the fruits of ones labors in the field suggests that the
host cares strongly enough for their guests as to be willing to ensure
survival in perpetuity. Therefore among those who have little, the
most outragous insult a guest may make is that of refusing the bounty
of their host. Moreover, some spiritual significance may associated
with the sharing of veal or vegetation in that the recipient ingests
the produce of their host and adds those labors unto their substance.
Therefor some formality may be appropriate under circumstances of marriage
or the swearing of oaths and agreements among the peoples of such a
culture, as the host offers the guest some measure of the product of
his works and his very being, and the recipient accepts the works of
the host, adding them unto his very being. The significance of suchs acts
constitute brotherhood or kinship among men, and could scarsely be
properly elocuted through mere written words (as tends to be the nature of
spiritual things).
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