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Topic Tuesday for What the Robin Knows

"Eons ago, Homo sapiens were just as alert and aware as all the other creatures, and for the same reasons. They needed to be. Now we don’t need to be—or do we, but just don’t understand this anymore? "

On this weeks Topic Tuesday Meredith picks a quote from page 181 of What the Robin Knows by Jon Young.

“I really don’t believe that a daily schedule chopped into quarter-hour segments is who we are instinctively. That is our acquired self, not out evolved self. Although almost everyone (myself included) uses and enjoys all the specialized electronic connectivity of the modern experience, this is not our natural baseline. That baseline is sitting on a grassy hillock, relaxing in the shade, swimming in the cool river on a hot day, strolling with knowledge and wisdom in the dark forest, eating wild berries, laughing with our children, listening to the stories of our elders around the fire, and feeling the bonds with elders stretching thousands of years behind us. Eons ago, Homo sapiens were just as alert and aware as all the other creatures, and for the same reasons. They needed to be. Now we don’t need to be—or do we, but just don’t understand this anymore? Our sensory equipment and brains are still designed for this awareness. These instincts are still in each of us, just buried, maybe deeply buried.”

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