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There were several things in the article that jarred but it really fell apart for me with this statement: “Perhaps the status of humans as the thinking animal also ensures that we’re the insecure animal”
To impose on the whole of humanity the existential angst that seems to have developed in the Anglosphere, and then is mostly confined to the social strata occupied by the professional, managerial and creative class (I blame Sigmund Freud). We’re not insecure animals at all, certain small sub cultures seem to be afflicted by insecurity. The rest of us, well we’re just humans trying to play the best game we can with the hand life dealt us.

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