Thursday, August 13, 2009

Top 20 Reasons To Love Cavemen

  1. Cavemen have no bosses. Bosses (pharaohs, kings, chiefs, and middle managers) are the invention of civilization.
  2. Cavemen take it easy. Their civilized brethren are resigned to at least eight hours of work for five out of every seven days.
  3. Cavemen treat women fairly. They have far more egalitarian societies than the civilized.
  4. Cavemen eat varied, healthful, whole-food diets.
  5. Cavemen know a freedom of which the civilized can only dream.
  6. Cavemen have no debt. The civilized have mortgages.
  7. Nearly every caveman can live a life rich aesthetic life, full of artistry and creativity. The civilized have a class of people they call 'starving artists'.
  8. Cavemen never have to carve exercise into their schedule.
  9. Cavemen have extensive networks of friends and family. The civilized get the 'friends and family' network.
  10. Cavemen are heirs to the only sustainable society that humans have ever created.
  11. Societies of cavemen have no poverty.
  12. Cavemen never have to send their children to daycare.
  13. Cavemen wake up and sleep whenever and wherever they want. The civilized have alarm clocks.
  14. Cavemen don't have as many imaginary problems (that deadline at work, worried about filing taxes too late, etc.) even if they have more real ones (hunger, danger, cold).
  15. Cavemen get to interact with loved ones face-to-face where they can touch them and read the subtle expressions of faces and bodies. The civilized ask their cell phones if they can "hear me now".
  16. Cavemen see more sunrises, sunsets, and stars.
  17. Cavemen never have to go to school, stand in line, sit in rows, obey the orders of strangers, or respond to bells.
  18. Cavemen don't get as hung up about sex. The civilized pay for therapy, pornography, or Viagra.
  19. Cavemen have less guilt. They have not invented sin.
  20. Cavemen are guaranteed almost daily adventure. The civilized save up for a few days vacation on a cruise ship where the highlight is . . . shuffleboard? shopping? all you can eat buffet?

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