What do you want from life?

I am reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, in which Yuval Noah Harari posits, among other things, that the "Agricultural Revolution," which created the first stable, large civilized communities, was a disaster, with the successful farmer working much longer and harder than her nomadic hunter-gatherer tribal ancestors, a day spent running through woods replaced by plowing, planting, reaping, and threshing. More civilization means a longer workday plus bad backs, necks, and knees as we perform tasks we weren't built for.

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