During my run today I listened to the CDC’s Tapestry podcast called, Survival of the Kindest. The podcast added a dimension to my understanding of human life.
Professor Keltner’s studies of human emotion seem to turn the Hobbesian view of human nature – that life is nasty, brutish, and short – on its head. Keltner says we only need to look at emotions such as compassion, awe, and embarrassment, to see that humans are wired to be good.
It is worth a listen.