The Primal Insight: A Question of Needs

Two weeks ago in "Anti-Human Memes and Institutions," I analyzed a number of cultural memes and institutions under the insight of our evolution as a species. This week, I'd like to take a different approach by using this "primal insight" to determine our needs as human beings, from infancy onward. My purpose is not to romanticize or "long for" simpler times, but instead to provide a framework by which we can each individually judge how well our needs and the needs of our loved ones are being met. Such a task is really no small feat. Much research and many books have been written using the primal insight in the areas of childhood development, diet and exercise, and mental well-being. Let's see if we can condense some of that.
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