>I'm guessing Barnard would spend a day with a different wife, for 5000 days, instead of all of them simultaneously.
right...and we will complet the cycle,we will start again with the 1 wife again
> For my part, I'd like to go from my current sphere of maybe 50 (at most) to 10 or less. Does that make me a sub-ape? No. It makes me practical. Imagine if you knew and personally cared about 5,000 people
Of course 5,000 wives would be ridiculous. But that doesn't explain your desire to go from a sphere of 50 to 10. Just as a person's capacity for work and achievement expands as he or she DOES more. A person's ability to serve and love a larger group of people expands as he or she DOES more of it!
Your brand of thought is limiting. Somewhere between trying to save the whole world and your downsizing to 10 is the correct sphere.
What IF everyone tried to expand his or her sphere by one person every two months. Or even one a year. What if we were more thoughtful towards others around us? Whenever we step outside of ourselves to see a bigger picture our own smaller picture (ourselves) grows because of it.
> 50 years ago he bought thousands of acres of undeveloped land and planned the whole community, which thrived. The first three letters of the town, RES, are his initials. What a happy life, huh?
What is wrong with that life? IF it is something that he is proud of and wanted to do? Your critique seems unfounded.
As for my desire to intensify my tribalism down to strictly my close blood relatives, that's not really an unusual wish when you get older. There is joy in simplicity.
> You misunderstand me. I do not criticize my town's founder. I would say that his was a well-lived life.
Okay, sorry about that. I did misread that sentence.
> As for my desire to intensify my tribalism down to strictly my close blood relatives, that's not really an unusual wish when you get older. There is joy in simplicity.
I can wholeheartedly agree with the simplicity sentiment! However I have noticed that the more I am able to serve people (whether it be through pure altruism or just going way out of my way in my profession) that the more I am able to do. I end up accomplishing more for myself and more for others as I have expanded my sphere of caring and ability. And I have a different perspective on how things are.
Of course inner circles is important! We must stress importance on those closest to us, but I do think extending our circles even if it is momentarily makes us better at everything.
> Does that make me a sub-ape?
No, just small neocortex
I think 7 women are enough to 'kill you', no matter how good they are looking
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