I recently read Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bergman, and I highly recommend giving it a read!
This book is about the power of assuming the good in people, and of being kind and cooperative. Bergman masterfully looks into latest understanding of human evolution, the vast trends of history, and more recent psychological and sociological research to present a very different conclusion than many might draw on their own.
The author makes clear that he is not arguing out of naivete, or romanticism, or utopian idealism–but out of clear findings, practical results, and win-win scenarios that are consistently demonstrated in real-world case studies.
This book will go a long way to providing a fuller understanding of humanity’s past, a much-needed shot of encouragement for the present, and a hopeful vision for humanity’s future.
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