Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
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Ben Chow made 8 highlights on Sapiens
Lately I've been thinking look at material possessions trough the lens of tools and super powers i'm afforded rather than luxuries. How can i do more rather than do easily.
Storytelling is what allows us as humans to cooperate in flexible ways with countless of strangers.
Interesting that gossip is what ties groups up to 150 ppl. I wonder if social media tools like fb have allowed us to blow past that number
the power of myth
i wonder if belief allows ppl to focus on what is the same rather than what is different
What you believe in determines all your actions
the introduction of agriculture actually decreased the quality of life for humans. Being a hunter gatherer was actually a richer, healthier, and more luxurious life. wow
This seems universal you can't beat systems that grow faster than you can.
biology enables, culture forbids
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