Survival of the Kindest

by Don on February 4, 2011

in Reflections

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.

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