“Everything is the way it is because it got that way,” said the British biologist D’Arcy Thompson in 1917. Cells and clustered neurons, people bloomed from individuals into the collective and back to weirdos again.
The route to self-identity rolls like a sine wave, an inherent mimetic desire clashing against the laws of conformity. We are our own small army as well as part a tribe.
Physically, mentally, emotionally, the tug of war between the two selves cements all knowledge into an injection of boldness.
Now is where the heart is.
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