Learning from snow monkeys and Monty Python
This week’s post is recycled—I first posted it on my Patreon in November of 2018, and am putting it here with scant edits, even though, as with all writing, I would certainly say and do some things differently now, three and a half (long) years later.
Humans share. We are social and long-lived. We have generational overlap and long childhoods, during which we learn how to be human, and during our adulthoods we continue to learn, and to teach, and to borrow and create and observe and build on what we see.
We are not, of course, the only species that does this, although we do it more, and more completely, than any other species on this planet.