Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose. Many service members anticipated the documentary, and having gone through a U. A year later inmy unit was tasked to close the door on operations in Iraq.
A couple of my friends, also Tim Ferriss devotees, who were similarly impressed. We all agreed to read the book and get together to discuss it.
We did so within a week. This book makes a single point, and makes it from a number of different perspectives: Adversity draws us together, brings out the best in us, and holds us together, because we know that united we stand, divided, or as individuals, we fall — that is, we do not survive.
It is what we and other primate species have learned over the millennia. And natural selection and evolution have made this a key part of who we are. But Western Civilization has taken much of the existential adversity out of our lives — in most settings, we no longer have to work together to merely survive.
Our culture promotes individualism and independence, more so than tribalism and inter-dependence. Junger brings in a variety of examples and studies to help make the point that as a whole, humans are happier living in more communal societies, working together to deal with threats and challenges, than they are living independently, as individuals, or in smaller separate entities, with little need to depend on, or contribute to the social structure.
One of the examples he gives is of American Indian tribes which had kidnapped and adopted whites, during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Very often, the captured whites, after integrating with the native American tribes, did not want to return to white society — in fact often whites left white society to go live with the Indians, who by and large integrated them fully into their tribes. There are few if any instances of Indians choosing to live in white society.
He offers other similar examples that make his point that when people experience a close knit, interdependent and egalitarian society, they are happiest. He offers examples of how Westerners can become more tribal and inter-dependent — temporarily — when faced with disaster, or an existential threat.
After people all over the US set aside differences to create a unified response to a threat — just like our ancestors did regularly. Once the newness of the threat wore off, we reverted to competitive behavior and fostering internal competition that dissipated the unified feeling we experienced after He looked at London during and after the German bombing Blitz inand gave examples of how natural disasters seemed to melt away class and income distinctions and bring people together.
And once the immediate threat and requirement to support each other was past, people reverted to arguing, fighting, competing and undermining each other. And he notes, depression increases, suicides increase.
Junger says we ignore that at our peril. His more controversial point is that much of PTSD is a result of servicemen leaving a tribal, communal, purpose-driven life in the military in combat, and return to peacetime life disoriented and with less of a sense of community and common purpose.A book for every entrepreneur, creative and dreamer, Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss gives you the insight into how the very best in the world become successful.
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