Re: Will there be time to Relax?

Robert Owen (
Tue, 09 Nov 1999 16:08:04 -0500

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> People work toward basic needs, such as food, first. After food, shelter,
> finances are taken care of, then social bonding will become important.
> Social bonding is secondary to the immediate physical needs.

One must distinguish task, kinship and informal social groups. In gregarious species such as ours, I suppose coorperation for hunting, gathering and mutual defense, i.e. task-oriented bonding, especially among early nomadic communities, would have been coincident historically with the "work toward basic needs" you describe.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Cynthia <>
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> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 10:15 am
> Subject: Re: Will there be time to Relax?
> > I think in time of plenty, social bonds widen. People in extreme poverty
> > tend to only care about their immediate family.

Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA