Interesting experience for me again this week, seeing how tricky it is for some folk to see our fundamentally social nature.
I did my speech here on Tuesday but had a wierd question after from somebody who seemed to prefer to see us as a primarily independent species but one which quite likes the company of others. I know I go on about this basic thought – and indeed sometimes overstate the case to make the point – but let's be really clear: we are a social species, a we-species which suffers from (and can occasionally overcome) the illusion that we are independent individuals (the illusion of "I"). Not just a bit social but fundamentally so.
No use of course showing individuals the evidence (as above); probably best to point to how many other folk are seeing/saying/acting accordingly…
(and yes, Gareth, Madness were awesome even in the rain – more anon)