philoserf (philoserf) wrote,

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Everyone has observed how much more dogs are animated when they hunt in a pack, than when they pursue their game apart. We might, perhaps, be at a loss to explain this phenomenon, if we had not experience of a similar in ourselves.
David Hume A Treatise of Human Nature
What strikes me about this quote is how far from the modern observation it is. We have civilized the world around us, moved to the cities, and sit insulated. We can still see and find our natures but not with the same pace and time for observation that David Hume employed. Notice the universal in the first few words, "Everyone has observed...".

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