we used to live in very small communities of 5-15 members(most likely family members because we were always on the go, looking for food. when we discovered grains, everything changed... cities were built and the social aspect of humans changed a lot..
i recall seeing 4-5 rabbits living together, i observed symptoms of stress and death, clearly they have a hard time adapting to this lifestyle.
its likely that i encounter 50+ people and talk to them.. is it unhealthy or unnatural? are we designed to live in small communities. are we intelligent enough to adapt without any consequences?
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on November 16, 2012
at 01:37 PM
Not sure I accept your suggestion that we lived in small communities. New Guinea tribes were known to live in "family units" of 20 - 30 people which were part of a larger tribe which would have 200 - 300 people. Certainly not in the size we live in today, but as populations grow and there is not the need to hoard and defend resources, you want to live close to those, now pooled, resources.
Strategic alignment has pluses and minuses -- but certainly could not be considered unnatural.