Linkybrains – Messing – Day 21a
Over 1000’s of years when we operated in tribes everyone found a place and job in the tribe, everyone felt valued.
Children when born love to mess and play and be silly and affectionate, but then they are taught do not do things that would upset the apple cart ( we even made up sentences for it ).
The wise one, the funny one, the carer, the hunter, the mother, the father, the cooker, etc etc plus every tribe that survived had someone who pushed things to the limit. This person was the one who hunted the largest animals, swam across the wildest river, acted the biggest fool, many times they died in the process, but society valued them as they helped the tribe grow.
These people pushed the industrial revolution forward creating the tools that humanity did not know was possible.
Society then become all about acting like a commodity and fitting into the system, the idea of jobs for life appeared. So as they get older all the things that make up uniqueness of humanity are pushed away. Everyone wishes they could be the person who does not care, but no one does…Strange eh?
When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
. – CS Lewis.
Everyone when born is a Linkybrainer, society has stopped valuing it, so many have forgotten the skill.
The Linkybrainers we will call them, they want to be the funny one in the tribe, the explorer, the wild hunter, the one pushing things for the benefit of the tribe. The tribe still value them but only after the fact…….Why not before or during?