Wolfpacks, Families, Tribes and Nations – Different Hierarchies, Different Implications

In order to talk about hierarchies, we first need to define what a hierarchy actually is.
A hierarchy is the structure in which a group of individuals is organized based on dominant and submissive behaviour amongst each other. Thus hierarchies are used to decide about the distribution of resources within the group, the right to procreate and the behaviour towards other groups. Continue reading Wolfpacks, Families, Tribes and Nations – Different Hierarchies, Different Implications

Two Worlds

I live in two worlds.
One is the old one. A dead end job in a global news station. When I am there, I get jealous, frustrated, because everyone around me seems to be doing so much better. One colleague is buying that camera I can only dream of having, the other is getting jobs from all directions, everybody knows and loves him. Another just got promoted. Continue reading Two Worlds

Spiritual Awakenings and The Fist of Reality

Recently I met an old friend whom i had not seen in 4 years. Back then he had been travelling the world as a Juggler, Musician, a free spirit that was looking for – and finding – projects to help less priviledged people than him, or at least put a smile on their faces. He was getting inspiration at hippie-gatherings, filling himself with New Age philosophies like a sponge sucking up water.
He seemed happy, strong, free. Continue reading Spiritual Awakenings and The Fist of Reality

Pushing The Pedal To The Metal – Agriculture And Unchecked Growth

Imagine you were sitting in a very fast car on a straight road. You can’t see it yet, but there is a wall at the end of it. Would you speed up? As long as the road is empty and straight, maybe you would. After all, you have plenty of fuel, and if pushing it brings you faster to wherever you think the journey is going, why not? But what if you finally see that wall? Would you trust that your vehicle is strong enough to break through? Maybe if you push it a little more? Can you know how strong that wall is? What if it’s not a wall but a rock surface? How do you know? Do you trust that, once you are close enough to tell if its paper, concrete or rock, your car’s brakes will still be able to bring you to a stop before you crash into it?

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How Agriculture Created the First Pyramid

So here we are. Self-sufficient, we think. Everything we need, we produce ourselves. Food, building materials, medicine, machines for travelling, clothes, fuel, energy. If we believe in our TVs and newspapers, we have all of those in abundance. Continue reading How Agriculture Created the First Pyramid