Yesterday I talked about increasing numbers of us crawling back into our caves out of fear of all those scary OTHERS. I assume, of course, that that is a bad idea for all of us. I get that not everybody sees why that is a bad idea.
Let me offer up a word for that practice that, all by itself, should explain better than any long essay why it's a bad idea. Let me also offer up a term for its opposite that should make clear how beneficial our emerging from those caves and mingling with those OTHERS would be for all of us.
The first is "incest."
The second is "hybrid vigor."