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What event is going to reunite Americans? What has to happen before we stop allowing ourselves to be divided from our fellow Americans? What can we do to reunite our communities. What common cause can we all get behind, support and sacrifice our easy and convenient lives for?
According to a study by Robin Dunbar at the University of Liverpool, primate brain size is determined by social group size. Dunbar's conclusion was that the human brain can only really understand a maximum of 150 individuals as fully developed, complex people (see Dunbar's number). Malcolm Gladwell expanded on this conclusion sociologically in his book, The Tipping Point. According to these studies, then, "tribalism" is in some sense an inescapable fact of human neurology, simply because the human brain is not adapted to working with large populations. Beyond 150, the human brain must resort to some combination of hierarchical schemes, stereotypes, and other simplified models in order to understand so many people. ~ Wikipedia
Everything the 50's stood for was turned upside down in the 60's. An entire generation was influenced to radically resist what was once the commonly accepted attitude. What happened?