Old School: 7 Ideas From Ancient Thinkers to Improve Your Modern Life

TIME

The modern world has brought us a lot of great stuff. (I, for one, am a huge fan of antibiotics.) That said, we know there are things that were better in the past, ideas we can learn from or reclaim.What’s interesting is recently science and experts have validated many of the lessons ancient thinkers knew but could not prove.Here are 7 new ideas from the old world that can make your life better:

1) Community Is Vital

For 99% of human existence we lived in small tribes. We were constantly surrounded by family and friends.

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, says it’s obvious why hunter-gatherers join modern society and not the other way around…

…but what are the advantages of the traditional world that they leave behind?

Always being surrounded by the people they love.

Via The World Until Yesterday:

Loneliness is…

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