His priorities:

  1. food/shelter/water
  2. safety
  3. understanding – how did this happen? what is happening to him? how is he different? why is he different?
  4. make his pack better, work better together

He knows:

  • He is different – he possesses an awareness no one around him does
  • He can show others the way
  • He can solve problems other cannot
  • He can express himself differently than others
  • He has feelings others don’t seem to

Story arc:

Cinderella/New Testament – subtle hints of deity presence without reveal, could be nature or supernatural. Build includes basic needs through safety as a community, riches that can occur. Language, feelings, tools. Antagonist sources are nature, carnivores, and eventually community members. Final creates protagonist as outcast, abandoned but all by a few who take his new way of life and force him out.




Was there a first cognition? As we developed, adapted and evolved, was there a generation or stretch of time where we went from a sub-species we’d study, to the modern humans we’d recognize as brethren? We now know species can evolve in as short as a generation, sometimes as short as a couple years within a generation. What if that occurred with our ancestors? What if there was truly a first man and woman, that then taught those around them concepts of language, choice, tool use, and division of labor? Was there a child that was born or had an awakening? Did he give himself a name? How did he come to be?