Rational Individual v. Cosmic Connection Show more
@ShaunBartone A thought from yesterday - people hate the individualism of capitlaism. But then, a lot of what we've achieved - industrialism, megacorporates, etc - comes about through a desire to collaborate and share. Does our success as a species comes from that aspect, rather than dogged selfishness? :)
@scribe Yes because according to some anthropologists, we are the most cooperative species on earth, in terms of the way we collaborate to build civilizations. It’s our phenomenal ability to communicate and collaborate that is our best survival strategy. Our cooperation allowed us to out-smart predators who were much stronger, faster and more lethal.
I'd love to spend some time cataloguing different collaboration approaches and patterns. Feels like a lot of backward steps in this these days - or at least, a lot of people think modern social media is an easy replacement for the hard work of organising a group.
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