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Bill Matthies

CEO, Coyote Insight, LLC

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Do humans find it easier to hate than to love?

Reading the paper this morning, which included the usual stories of war and personal violence that occur all over the world, I wondered if humans are more inclined to hate, disagree, dislike, fight, etc., than we are the opposite.

Whatever you think are we changing, getting better or worse, or are we pretty much what we've always been?


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Thanks to all of you who participated in this discussion. This is one of those questions where no clear answer is likely, not at least one we'll all agree on, and I enjoyed reading opinions I hadn't considered previously.

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      Dec 3 2012: "So I would wonder why you bother to read about the violence and war."

      So I can vote as informed as possible, which is a relative thing I'm only partially successful doing.

      Eric Fromm's 1973 book "The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness" is a good place to start for anyone interested in an in-depth discussion of things relating to my question.

      Thanks for you response Mike.

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