Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars? huh

from Nas (Ft. Damian Marley) – Patience (Sabali) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Damian is asking whether people can do the basic things everyone used to be able to do. Most of us depend on technologies like the automobile without having any understanding of how the resources to run them are obtained or how they actually work. More than that we are dependent on a supply chain for the food we eat and most of us wouldn’t have a clue how to obtain the food necessary to survive without it. c.f. Lupe Fiasco — Building Minds Faster

There’s an Arabic saying:
My grandfather rode a camel.
My father drives a car.
My son flies in an airplane.
His son will ride a camel.

Things tend to come back around.

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