Tuesday, January 12, 2021


With benefits this rich, can the costs
Be trivial? If the costs were high
And the behavior survived you’d know

That behavior bred rewards. Why not
Reason the reverse? No good deed goes
Without hiding a dark underside.

To love your folks more, distrust others.
Cooperation cooks violence.
It’s just universal accounting.

Giraffes have to pay for their necks. Birds
That fly, that we envy for flying,
Evolve back to living on the ground

Given safe enough islands. Flying
Costs something. Coordination costs
Fights. The inside must be protected.

We are safe in our teams. We can do
Great things. We sacrifice for our teams.
We love our kind wicked to others.

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