The Echoes of the Mind (5) The Human Condition

The Human Condition

Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness we birth our future. ~ English novelist David Mitchell

Psychology and social psychology are studies of mental ecology: the interfaces of internal and interpersonal interactions respectively. Sociology studies the behavioral ecology of human tribes as superorganisms.

Organisms are not so much objects as they are processes with environmental byproducts. Living is an ecological gyre.

Desire seeks gratification, however fleeting and thereby repetitious. Though every measure of satisfaction is taken entirely within one’s own mind, its accomplishment is invariably an ecological exercise.