- Christopher Ryan, PhD and author of Sex at Dawn
(quote from his interview with Poly Weekly)
He goes on:
“With humans, it depends on whether or not there’s something really worth fighting over - whether we live in a situation of abundance or not, whether we live in societies that are based upon sharing or societies that are based upon hoarding. All of these contextual issues really determine how we behave.
Cleary we’ve got capacity for incredible brutality and we’ve got the capacity for incredible generosity. So we can go in any different direction depending on the situation. Having said that, I’d just like to note that nobody suffers from post traumatic stress disorder for having been generous. So there is some natural inclination towards sharing and kindness and generosity, and when we go against that, we suffer.”
#ThisIsWhyImASocialist and this is why I believe in a better world.