When life is easy, man is good

When life is easy, man is good.

Think about that for a moment.

How about the opposite? What causes a person to show their worst sides?

Push them into a corner!

I think that is basic evolution. No creature living today would ever take oppression lying down. We will all fight back, whichever way we can. Be it passive-aggressively, by mental hardening, or with violence…

What does this mean?

Two things:

  • Any economic, politic och philosophic system that relies on the “innate goodness of man” will only survive as long as life is easy.
  • Don’t create worlds that push people into corners or they will defend themselves. (And even if that only happens in the voting booth, it’s still bad news for all of us…)

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