How Human Beings Mark Out Their Territories

It is often said that human beings are social animals. It is also said that human beings are territorial in nature. Consequently, human beings tend to go to great lengths, in marking out territories that they consider to be theirs.

One way in which human beings mark out their territories is by setting up physical border markers, delineating the limits of the territories they consider to be theirs.

Another way in which human beings mark out their territories is by establishing economic activities in those territories (so that new people coming can see that the territories are already occupied).

Human beings also mark out their territories by putting their allies in those territories.

Yet another way in which human beings mark out their territories is by simply putting their stuff in those territories. Take, for instance, someone who has just rented out a living space, but is yet to move in. Such a person may promptly start trying to identify which vacuum is best for me. And having figured out what the right machine is, he or she may proceed to shop for the top-rated upright vacuum cleaners under $200. The goal, in doing all this, would be to ensure that he or she leaves a vacuum cleaner in a prominent place on the floor of the new apartment. Then, someone else coming to check out the apartment would have a reason to know (or at least to strongly suspect) that the apartment already has someone, on account of seeing the vacuum cleaner there. So, the person who bought the vacuum would essentially have used it to mark out the apartment in question as his or her ‘territory’.

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