Saturday, October 13, 2012

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

Veteran readers can guess my answer: We are creatures who have always had to compete against each other for survival. Competition and conflict are built into our genes. Fortunately, we are also descended from creatures whom, for the last few million years, have had to get along with a lot of our fellows in order to survive.

These are the poles of our dilemma and the hope of our future. Can we expand cooperation and channel competition into things less destructive than war and murder?