With the downturn in the economy, lack of financial resources brings out the worst in people.
Yet in times of plenty people are upbeat and positive.
So that asks the questions, are people generous and compassionate by nature or is it a learned trait.
I would say that if you took a baby, homo sapien, and raised it clear of any other humans, how would that baby develop?
Would it take on animalistic characteristics, savage and brutal or would it be refined and dignified as the top aristocracy?
Would it have an agile thought inquisitive mind or would it have a mush mind leaning towards immediate gratification and simple pleasures?
Would it be artistic or analytical or both?
Personally, I think it would be dual brained, strong on both the right and left. Our society pushes us towards one or the other, they usually beat the art side out of you by the time you get to kindergarden.
They require conformity, which means you must obey to the social norms of that society, which is survival at all costs, the bully gets to lead and you must fall in line at every step of the way.
We are taught obedience, which is contrary to artistic freedom. Those with analytical minds rise to the top of certain industry's while everyone else takes a medium difficulty job and that's that.
So our baby in quarantine, how will he end up? I don't think he'll be driving a Porshe reading the Wall Street newspaper. And I don't think he'll be swinging from the vines either.
In between, with well developed artistic curiosity with strong problem solving skills with the ability to survive in his adaptative world.
What's your thoughts?