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ZenDruid's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by ZenDruid

I lived in an alpine valley when I 'fledged', being 5-7 years old, and my instinct was to wander uphill to obtain a grander perspective of my environment. The alpine skyline also provided a comforting visual border to my world, a sense of being embraced by the planet instead of simply being 'on' it, as I perceive the flatlanders' experience to be.

I believe that the sense of humor developed chiefly as an antidote to the instinctive fear reflex, as it plays out in everyday experience.

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:07:52 UTC | #948859