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“Albee” and the Caveman

December 5, 2008
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“When we survey our lives and endeavours, we soon observe that almost the whole of our actions and desires is bound up with the existence of other human beings. We notice that our whole nature resembles that of the social animals. We eat food that others have produced, wear clothes that others have made, live in houses that others have built. The greater part of our knowledge and beliefs has been communicated to us by other people through the medium of a language which others have created. Without language our mental capacities would be poor indeed, comparable to those of the higher animals; we have, therefore, to admit that we owe our principal advantage over the beasts to the fact of living in human society. The individual, if left alone from birth, would remain primitive and beastlike in his thoughts and feelings to a degree that we can hardly conceive.” (Albert Einstein, 1934)

Even from a man whose life consisted of creating and theorizing about new and evolved ideals partially by himself, he still realized the importance of learning and growing in community. Without community, we would, as good old “Albee” said, basically cavemen.

IRONICALLY, Albert Einstein with a week old beard could of possibly be mistaken for a caveman.

Interesting….

– tim

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