It’s getting pretty scary out there,
On the streets,
And in the threads.
Homo sapiens got where we are because of our bellicose nature; our innate truculence.
You can tell fighting is important to us because there are about a dozen words we use to describe this disposition.
In experiments, scientists have demonstrated that we get more pleasure from conflict than anything else.
So much so that most people will choose to consume things that make them angry over things that make them happy — and will report feeling better for it.
Conflict is how we establish our identity.
You’re either with us, or you’re one of them.
Take a stroll through Twitter and you’ll see this pugnacity at its finest.
Our willingness to fight — particularly to defend the stories we believe in most — shaped our world.
And will continue to shape it, for better or worse.
There’s never been a better way to keep people distracted than getting them to fight one another.
That is how the few control the many — and how they always have.
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned war to bring people together.