the ability of humans to harness the exponential power of groups comes from the fact that we are social creatures.
the fact that we can synergize, cooperate, is because the instinct to work together has been implemented so deeply into our nature.
for millenniums, the success of humans has depended on one another
even before, we knew how to cook, settle, farm, humans were already working together to hunt, to pick berries
it’s a function hardwired to our brains, to live together.
something so natural to us, that when we are forced to live alone, we usually done make it.
this is the power of social creatures, the ability to “use” each other and complement each other, and produce the maximum result.
however, this very same function that has made us so successful is also an underlying weakness
because of our need to live in a group, we make bonds, friendships, kinship, relationship.
over time, the bonds strengthen and we become more tied to a group
however, when these bonds are broken, it’s like snapping off one of our limbs, it hurts.
it is because of this “weakness” that humans spend a lot of meaningless time on emotional support, comfort, depression
it’s this “weakness” that makes us despair and give up
hence, the strongest link is also our weakest link