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  •  I'm the "human beings are loving and cooperative" (2+ / 0-)
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    Brown Thrasher, IreGyre

    type. If they're allowed ways to shed distresses that come along, our cooperative nature can be allowed to flow. A society based on competition and not cooperation goes against what I think is our basic human impulse. Men especially are taught early and often to compete with one another and are generally not allowed to develop our softer, more loving side. We are discouraged from being close with each other and instead are encouraged to isolate ourselves and "stand on our own and be self-reliant."

    Much of this isn't "economic"; it's psycho-social and cultural, and is much of our historical conditioning.  And we should not ignore this "psychological angle." (But it does dovetail nicely into a more ruthless economic system.)

    "They come, they come To build a wall between us We know they won't win."--Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over."

    by Wildthumb on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:04:54 PM PST

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