Humans have evolved to live in highly collaborative groups, with strong interdependencies between individuals and in many cases between groups. In our pre-civilised past all human groups were small, and interdependence and the need for mutual assistance was obvious to all members of a group. The tools of civilisation, including money, have undermined our appreciation of interdependence, and within the Western world we have culminated in a toxic cult of competitive individualism

It was the anniversary of Moby Dick‘s publication.  15 November 1851.  The song was released on 15 November ’18.  This has to mean something, but I don’t care what.  There’s a clarity that transcends absolutes, and defining something too

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