February 28, 2007
We dug ourselves out of the muck and proclaimed ourselves civilized. We had government and laws, religion and culture, a whole hierarchy to reform our communities. Yet, I wonder if we were still hunter-gatherers, if we would be more complete. Would we be closer-knit communities? Can we heighten our communal sense without changing our current ways? In communes, everyone works together to create a living space. There are difficulties and a decrease in privacy but the benefits seem to be astounding. In this lonely world, where we take up more space than needed, shouldn’t we rely more on each other?