Are we really unique?

I went fishing the other day and caught a beautiful bass. Don’t worry, it’s swimming happily out there in the lake today! But the experience got me thinking about our (humans’) conceit that we are all unique, and we, as a species, are somehow more special than others.

How a Jellyfish and a Sea Slug Illuminate the Mystery of the Self

How unique are we? What is this personality? A beautiful photo essay from a photographer who went in search of his half-siblings.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/26/magazine/sperm-donor-siblings.html

A portrait of Eli.

Finally, here’s the article I promised, which relates to our over-indulgence in staying plugged in to the news, and seems to make us more unhappy:

https://www.outsideonline.com/2371546/break-your-digital-addiction

 

 

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