Key Facts and Insights from 'Humankind - A Hopeful History'
- Contrary to mainstream belief, human beings are inherently good and cooperative.
- Our evolutionary history supports the theory of survival of the friendliest, not the fittest.
- Most humans are not ego-driven but rather motivated by intrinsic factors like autonomy, competence and relatedness.
- Power corrupts and fosters suspicion and negativity, impeding our natural inclination to trust and cooperate.
- Society's institutions often amplify our worst instincts rather than our best.
- Reconsidering our views on human nature can help reshape our societies and institutions in a more positive, productive way.
- Modern education should...