The sound bites one hears in a market place often carry a great deal of value. I’ve heard a few life lessons thrown around casually. The most common one were about survival. They warn people of the hazards they might face in real life.
The adaptive language that people use emphasizes pertinency. The survival theme runs far and wide. Everybody talks about it. One observes what’s being conveyed.
One gets the feeling that the concerns of daily life in many people’s lives center around the right to live.
Taking measures to simply survive.
The question of evolving into a greater civilization is thus pushed to the background for supposedly better folks to talk about and seemingly irrelevant falling under the terms of: It simply is not our problem.
Great systems are composed of smaller entities in general cases. If intelligence is something that one learns: our minds are shaped by the learnings passed on to us be it from the streets or in great halls.