As I attempt to recuperate, after four nights of slave labor, I had a thought to get me on to my next journal entry. It seems, to me, that we lost something when we became civilized. I can’t quite put my finger on it. But, it seems like we exchanged our wild nature for a domesticated existence. Through that exchange, it seems to me…that we lost something valuable. We exchanged fear for security, survival for co-dependence, hunger for contentment, cold for warmth, toughness for softness…alert senses for sleep. Are we like dogs, cattle, sheep, or animals caged in a zoo?