Holiday in Geneva – Geneva Travel for Thinking of oneself as an individual within a community of individuals, in turn, depends on a capacity for self-reflective, abstract thought. And the capacity for self-reflective, abstract thought depends on the development of language and reason. Hence political life is a historical achievement. It was unavailable to the evolutionary ancestors of human beings who had less sophisticated capacities of language and reason. Yet the development of language and reason depends on the existence of community. Which, then, came first, political life or language and reason? This quandary will likely never be solved. It is much like the puzzle of whether the chicken or the egg came first. Holiday in Geneva – Geneva Travel 2016.