reply to post by kdog1982
You basically support Mazlow.
I do, too.
Men who are running from predators, or scrounging for scraps, have no time to look to the heavens and dream.
I have spent time studying various animals, watching and observing. My dogs are my favorite subjects, but while hunting you get ample opportunity to
see non-target wildlife just doing their thing without knowing you are there. I have come to a sort of conclusion: a key difference between humans
and other creatures (though, not all other creatures) is an ability for abstract thought.
My dog, if i point at something, stares at the end of my finger. This is concrete thought. Something that serves most animals well.
But to be self aware, in a sense that we mean, one must have abstract thought to build from. This is, I think, a key in human development: to
mastery of the abstract thought process. To be able to use abstract thought to solve concrete problems....that is like "intellect 2.0"