Artifice and Elegance

Blog #18

Artifice and Elegance (Civilization)

Civilization is the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social and cultural development and organization. Civilization is an interesting phenomenon. It is interesting because its not natural, it is artificial. Artificial meaning contrived or thought up. Specifically, this artifice is held together by contracts and agreements that allow for cooperation and collaboration beyond immediate relatives. Some examples of these contracts would include but not limited to religious doctrine, marriage contracts, citizenship etc. These contracts enable greater unity. This is the essence of its elegance. The by-product of these contracts enables progress and longevity of the species. This concept of civilization is ingenious and simple at the core.

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