As social animals, many of us as individuals & communities have come to realize that being a closed group does not serve us well in this connected age.
Even if supporting an open economy or being open to new ideas as a person might beget opposition, sometimes violent opposition, it is rare to be laughed and guffawed at for that quality of openness alone.
That’s another reason to be happy about being a human, and not being ..say.. a fly.
You know the derisive laughter that greets an Open Fly, don’t you?!!