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The Crowd and the Commons - 12 May

on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:22

Throughout most of human history, people have lived in deep relation to the meaning expressed in the public life of their societies.

The spirit of the people is demonstrated in our common institutions, through which we define our identity.

We are what we are in virtue of participating in the larger life of society. How do we reconcile the individual and society?

All evolution is done collectively. It is not about individualism, it is about the group dynamic of individuals acting collectively, but voluntarily.