13. You assume helpless defense . Our survival was organized offense
We didn't hang around waiting to be cat prey. Some were caught, of course, but as the millennia went by, there were fewer and fewer, as our defenses began to be organized, and our offense against our antagonists became more proactive and aggressive. Lion in our neighborhood? Get the clan together, hunt it down and kill it or wound it and chase it off so that it'll turn tail whenever it smells a human.
We won, and we didn't win sulking around, mourning our helplessness. My friend, we took over our territories -- made war on our enemies of whatever species and won, and it was a *physical* as well as mental fight. Hence we can sit here this morning commenting on all this.