Alternative storytelling #14

“The possibility that empathy is part of our primate heritage ought to makes us happy, but we’re not in the habit of embracing our nature. When people commit genocide, we call them “animals”. But when they give to the poor, we praise them for being “humane”. We like to claim the latter behavior for ourselves.”
― Frans de Waal, Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are


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