What can we learn from ancient hunter-gatherer lifestyles?
Farming, industry & internet are recent phenomena in Big History. Perhaps our genes, bodies & minds are still governed by how we evolved & lived in those ancient times. Can we borrow a few ideas?
The dangers of reconstructing the past cannot be overstated, but let’s try…
1. HGs hunted for food, or became food. No physical exertion, no food.
2. They possibly went hungry often. Periodic feast and fast.
3. They lived in small tribes…intimately knew and supported each other.
4. They had few material possessions.
5. They lived off and amidst nature.
6. They had no concept of work. Possibly had much leisure
Romancing the misty past is not useful. But we could experiment with a few habits.
No run, no food.