Can we ever really know anyone well? Let's just say we often found ourselves in each other's company and neither of us minded.
Some suggestions for you :
Ants can live together in solidarity and forget themselves in the community. In a normative capitalist society, everyone is an egoist. In the ants' civilization, you are part of the group; you don't live for yourself alone.
The best way to renew thought is to go outside the human imagination.
Science fiction is my way of pushing the imagination onward. It's a way to understand how the world will look in the future.
We of the modern age are a bridge between the old human and the new one. We still have the mentality of the old human - a slave mentality, like the Children of Israel in Egypt: too controlled, full of fear.