“Our ancestors’ sense of self was pretty much wrapped up in how they supported…”

“Our ancestors’ sense of self was pretty much wrapped up in how they supported the clan, and how they were accepted and supported by it. However, anthropologists point out that hunter-gatherer affiliation didn’t absorb individuals into a subsumed ‘school of fish’ identity, either. They formed individual personalities that did not prove themselves by detachment but unfolded within supportive relationships.”

–Mark Sisson, ‘The Primal Connection’

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