The question is posed, were we happier in tribal society than we are in today's world? And, is it possible to operate in the world today with a tribal mentality? We evolved, as a species as tribal people, people who work together to make a living.
The point of this book is not to reform society; rather it is to change society's perspective. In his book, Quinn emphasizes the idea of walking away from the pyramid, and going back to the tribal way to create a community where everyone is supportive of one another.