“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
– Blaise Pascal

It’s true. Men are very bad at just being quiet and keeping to themselves.

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@InvaderXan I think this is a bad generalization to make. But the Pascal quote is one I have thought a lot about, not sure though. Sitting in a room sounds a lot like prison to me. The human genome is evolved for frontiers and exploration, it is not something you can turn off with a switch. This is a major topic in american history, the end of the frontier, lookup Turner, we read him in AP history.

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