Ground breaking research has been triggered by a totally serendipitous idea which may have unique revolutionary implications for social stability, or as the research director calls it ‘togetherness’ or idiosyncratically ‘togethernest’
The theory is that long term well-being for children, even into middle and late adulthood, is tied to an initial experience of dual parental ‘together-nest’. It is even more pronounced in teenage years. On all social parameters; education, non-offending, community interests, emotional resilience, adaptability, dealing with adverse peer relationships, inter-generational communication, respect for leaders elders and authority figures, In fact, the lot. Youth with this particular background parental matrix are way ahead.
So what is this strange mixture? Oddly research has shown that it is not in fact a modern discovery. Ancient texts, highly regarded by scholars for their integrity and reliability actually document these practices amongst an emergent middle eastern sect. The texts have been variously outlawed as subversive or dismissed as irrelevant. Until now.
But It wasn’t primarily by assessing ancient or current literature which triggered the research idea. No, the catalyst was casual observation. The Nest.
And this is what they found.
Staring at a nest fallen to the ground in a storm, the leading analyst asked ‘why do birds build a nest before they lay their eggs? This seems incongruous with what higher forms of life with highly developed intelligences have presumedly evolved to. Then the penny dropped, or more to the point, the egg dropped. Bird species prepare their nest, build it with the right materials, size, dimensions and style, then when all is ready they mate, lay their eggs, raise their chicks and raise them according to custom.
Could this be the way of the future? It would mean children have a stable parental relationship committed to bringing offspring into the world . Certainly, research indicates this. They also noted that some of the birds which built these nests stay with the one mate for life. Could there be a lesson here as well?