I, The Absolute

The Naked Ape

Posted by itheabsolute on March 19, 2005

Mallika Sherawat is being wooed by Playboy. And no need to further explain what Playboy will do with her if she agrees.

But that’s not the story of this blog.

The reference is to the fantastic book by Desmond Morris. He explains why human beings are nothing but Apes who have lost / given up hair. Hence Naked Ape. He has to say that despite building up civilization, big cities, man still lives like apes. Apes (with some exceptions) live in groups not larger than 30-40. Despite living in a city man would at best / worst (?) have friends / relatives of typically not more than 50.

How will it be living amongst 320 people in the school’s campus. We will ape our cousin apes. We will form groups of 10, 20 or 30 and try and spend most of the time within these groups. Others will be at best acquaintances. There is nothing wrong with this. It is important to form good friendships with a few people than get just acquainted with a large group of 319 people. These relationships that are formed during the year will help in generating new ideas, later day lateral movements, perhaps new enterprises, etc.

I, for one, will like to behave on the lines explained by Desmond Morris.

PS: One disadvantage of a one-year format is it does not allow too much of time to really form very strong relationships

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