Even a simple dinner party helps to reduce that territorial impulse we all are subject to; because it says "my resources are yours," to the primitive brain, assuaging it, assuring it that we are part of a tribe that nurtures and cares. So perhaps it is inevitable that as isolation increases so do these impulses. Thus when the higher brain tires in an environment of conflicting and competing ideas, the balance starts to tip from a majority of brains being well controlled by the prefrontal cortex to a majority of brains struggling to keep their higher functions "online." These are indeed challenging times, and most of what we need to focus on right now is what is happening inside each other's skulls. Which wolf will win?

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, September 7, 2020.