The article provides an amazing contrast between that lifestyle and the "modern" lifestyle the rest of us lead. One passage got me really interested in how the change happened. The author wrote about how the Hadza lifestyle is one that's free of disease epidemics, war, famines, social stratification and more.
And even more intriguing was that for over 2 million years, humans' forefathers lived as hunter-gatherers. But then 10,000 years ago, something changed, and we started to domesticate plants and animals. As the article points out, that means for 99% of our existence we were hunter-gatherers, and only very recently did things change.
I did some research to try to figure out what caused this change, dubbed the Neolithic Revolution. Was it one tribe that figured it out? Was it an environmental factor such as an ice age? Why did humans (and those that came before them) life a nomadic lifestyle for many millennia, and then abruptly switch?
It's impossible to overstate the impact of that change. Here's a small sampling of the effect the Neolithic Revolution had on us: