Monday, September 8, 2008

Altruism versus Competition

I was arguing with a woman at work today (for the second time) about the nature of humanity. She's Peruvian and holds a doctorate in sociology. I'm just observant.
On one side, the argument was that humans are naturally predisposed to peace, generosity and altruism. On the other side, humans, as animals, are in constant social and biological competition, a condition that lends itself to violence.
She called my opinion "very American," and I almost choked her. I thought I'd be less pissed blogging about it. I'm not.

1 comment:

Julie Buz. said...

You should have called her opinion "very European"... oh, wait... Peru's in America! Blast.

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