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The metaphor of the water point
Let’s imagine some changes at Neanderthal. A tribe is gathered around its water point, and someone says one morning “oh oh oh it looks like the water is dropping”. Another adds, “Maybe we should move, and I think there is a water point, another water point, over there about 5 km away, but we have to cross the desert”.
At that moment what can happen? Some may want to go, some shout and are afraid to move, a large majority watch both sides argue and then fight. Some wonders: “is the water really going down? I don’t see that…”. Others: “Is it this way? or that one ? Are we going to make it through this desert?” etc.
In this metaphor of the change of water point, what kind of emotions are present and what kind of attitude does it generates ?