Humankind: A Hopeful History

Our view of human nature has a major implication on how we relate and interact with other people. To guide our thinking, we will explore ten norms to live by that can help us to see humanity in a positive rather than negative light. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity’s kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation of achieving true change in society. Is it possible for us to claim the reality that Homo sapiens are inherently good, or is this just foolish optimism? Perhaps it is a little bit of both – to which side do you want to give more weight? The basis of this class comes from a book by Rutger Bregman – Humankind: A Hopeful History.

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