Humans, like all living things, live together in social groups. This social interaction is sometimes considered voluntary whether they know it or not, and if it is voluntary, then they are considered socially active. When they are not actively participating in social activities they are merely being passive recipients of their surroundings. Such passive recipients could be animals or plants, but sometimes there are people also, and the process of interacting with other people can be described as social.
This social life has been evolving since the beginnings of human existence. As we have noted, early humans were not very sociable. The reason for this was the fact that they lived in small groups and were not able to interact with each other on a daily basis, but they did have a relationship with one another, or at least they were considered members of a group. But after a while these small groups were broken up, and one person left the group and became the founder of a new community. Then the old social ties were forgotten, and new ones were established. This kind of social evolution has continued for thousands of years, until now when this evolution can be seen in almost every society of people.
This social evolution is often accompanied by the evolution of basic needs. For instance, early humans lived on fruits and vegetables; these were the most common forms of food available in the world at that time. However, today many societies rely on meat, which is the most expensive forms of food. As humans started living on different types of food, there were some basic necessities that they needed, such as shelter, water, clothes, and shelter.
But because the basic needs of today’s societies were different from those of the past, social behavior changed a little. For instance, people now do not only need food for their physical needs; they also need to take care of the basic needs of others. Thus, human beings developed the concept of justice. It became more important than food and shelter because people needed to help one another in order to survive.
In addition to justice, other social behaviors, like caring, sharing, and mutual help, evolved as human beings evolved into different environments. These behaviors, along with justice, eventually developed into modern civilization.
Today, all the social behaviors we see around us are derived from these social behaviors. These behaviors were developed by our ancestors, who lived in groups with similar interests and pursuits. This evolution made the world we live in as a world of great value. But we are not alone; all the social behaviors were developed by the social behaviors of our ancestors.
So you see, there was a period in the history of human beings when they were very sociable and social. It seems that they did not care much about anything else other than themselves and their kin. They could be called “selfish.”
What happened to them? That is why I ask you; what happened to our ancestors? They evolved away from selfishness and sociality and began developing those traits that led to great societies like those that exist today.
Human societies became more socialized during the early stages of social evolution. The more socialization, the more complex the relationships between humans became. And this development of relationships helped human societies to form more sophisticated ideas, institutions, rules, and customs.
Some of these ideas and institutions that were created in the early stages of human societies are still in existence today. They include:
Society was social, socialism existed and was necessary for human societies. Today, this is something that has been lost in the course of time and is no longer a part of our culture. Sociality is an essential component of human societies. We must remember this as human beings; the sooner we can get back to that stage, the better our species will survive.