Jared Diamond

People often ask, “What is the single most important environmental/population problem facing the world today?” A flip answer would be, “The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!

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  1. shinichi Post author

    History, as well as life itself, is complicated; neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.

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    [..] the values to which people cling most stubbornly under inappropriate conditions are those values that were previously the source of their greatest triumphs.

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  2. shinichi Post author

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    最も重要な問題を探そうとすることが、最も重要な問題なのだ。

    歴史とは、そして暮らしとは、複雑なもの。暮らしも歴史も、単純さ・簡単さや一貫性・普変性を求めることはできない。

    適当でない条件のもとで人が最も頑固にしがみつく価値は、以前の偉大な功績のもととなる価値なのだ。

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