Back then, humans used to live in tiny settlements – at least tiny by our standards. Most likely, they lived in villages where they had various members: elders/gurus, hunters, gatherers, medicine men/shamen/healers, clergymen, blacksmiths etc. In addition, they probably had builders and architects. So where am I doing with this rant? The early settlers may have had all the necessities of life: food, shelter, healthcare, and some type of protection (I’m sure they had warriors or some type of army). Did they slave away for 8 hours a day on the clock just to have a plot of land and to “retire” from killing themselves? Probably not. On one hand, they may not have had a long life expectancy, on the other hand, they might have lived more fulfilling and meaningful lives. As everyone was cared for, does this make these early settlements a socialist civilization? Food for thought. When did we surpass our necessities and just make life too damn narrow, dull and repetitiveness, and full of drudgery? Karl Marx believed that making a salary should make room for other and more meaningful pursuits – not for it’s own goal.
That’s it for now. Take care!