"Civilised man refused to adapt himself to his environment, instead he adapted his environment to suit him. So he built cities, roads, vehicles, machinery, and he put up power-lines to run his labour-saving devices. But somehow, he didn’t know when to stop.
The more he
improved his surroundings to make his
life easier, the more complicated he made it. And civilised man who
refused to adapt himself to his natural surroundings now finds that he
has to adapt and re-adapt himself every day and every hour of the day
to his self-created environment."
Narrator in the movie 'The Gods Must Be Crazy', 1980