By re-seeing the process through which we are shaped by our communities and re-meaning our historical experiences, we feel a stronger sense of belonging and connectedness… and this courage and respect for ourselves and all things and people around us. This conception of communities encourages us to be still more humble, as it illustrates that all of us are defined by a collective ecology. So choose that ecology well, because your brain will adapt to it.

—Beau Lotto, Deviate, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018