I’m amazed at how just 10 degrees can make such a huge difference; cooler morning and more pleasant days. Adaptation to weather. The day to day adjustments and yet climate is duration a repeated pattern, a shift over time. How does this relate to human beings? Do we have temperatures, climates within our lives, patterns that shift? Are they embedded by DNA or the environment in which we live? Can we explain personalities by their “climate”—arid, moist, wet, cold, warm, hot–? Do people in cold climates hug more so they are warmer, more giving? And people who live in deserts, are they more standoffish to stay cool? And if 10 degrees makes a difference over time, what will be the climate of our social health?
Social norms, learned in Kindergarten. My son’s new apartment complex in West Seattle— new ways of living in collective spaces for social and economic reasons. Shared singular lives, ruled by apartment choices. Small spaces- Shared cooking areas, a run for the dog. Rent by-laws. We voluntarily respect economic will that becomes law. No voting, just a tacit acceptance with the pocket book. Laissez-faire, the free economy. And it works—hmm, individuality.