@Dayglochainsaw related 2 this, i saw a VERY cool take on tw*tter from Aya Charlatan that outlined what they termed "cortisolization" and "dopaminization".

they idea was basically that decisions people make to either avoid stress or attain a good feeling can be extrapolated into broad, macro-economic, civilization-scale trends. we learned how to do agriculture because it felt good not to stress about food. we are destroying the planet because it feels good to eat borger.

@johnrandom @Dayglochainsaw its def not the most official idea in the world but it's an interesting framework to consider imho!

@johnrandom @Dayglochainsaw valid hell yeah. i wish i had more insight into neolithic societies and lifeways to continue this conversation but alas i do not. i do know that on even a barely pre-modern scale, primitive accumulation resulted in STAGGERING levels of hunger and poverty that folks just couldn't deal with because they were so used to being able to at least rely on subsistence farming. (1-cont)

@selontheweb @Dayglochainsaw i mean im no expert i just am very interested in like prehistory i used to buy into the conception of hunter-gatherers as the original leisure class but as ive learned more its become apparent that it really doesnt actually hold up hunter-gatherers are an incredibly diverse group of people with regard to the material conditions of their life food insecurity is not unknown to them

@johnrandom @Dayglochainsaw that's absolutely fascinating... shoot! i wanna go read more about hunter-gatherers now i oughta hit up my local library


@selontheweb @Dayglochainsaw i really enjoyed this book id recommend it its a lot about current day hunter-gatherers or foragers their means of substenance and ways of life considered comparatively

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