FRANCES MOORE LAPPE ~ SIX HUMAN TRAITS WE CAN COUNT ON ~ ECOMIND

~ C-ITOTCACCEOESJAMACD ~ Cooperation – It Turns Out That Cooperating And Co-Creating Explain Our Evolutionary Success Just As Much As Competition Does

~ E-CIMPBE-AITSTBACDCO-‘SW’-IU ~ Empathy – Cooperation Is Made Possible By Empathy – And It Too Seems To Be A Capacity Deeply Carved – Or – “Soft-Wired” – Into Us

F-WA’ISPMTBAOTTOOJ’ ~ Fairness – We Are “In Some Peculiar Manner Tied, Bound And Obliged To The Observation Of Justice”

~ E-COSHMITA7BIWWECPSAW? ~ Efficacy – Could Our Species Have Made It To Almost 7 Billion If We Were Essentially Couch Potatoes, Shoppers, And Whiners? – I Don’t Think So

~ M-WHBACOMSWTGODVBEOOW ~ Meaning – We Human Beings Are Creatures Of Meaning, Seeking Ways To Give Our Days Value Beyond Ensuring Our Own Survival

~ I&C-OATCILOE-WCLAOE-WCIDE-AWCTTIEIT ~ Imagination And Creativity – Our Ability To Change In Light Of Experience – We Can Learn About Our Environment – We Can Imagine Different Environments – And We Can Turn Those Imagined Environments Into Reality

~ UCCOPSQD ~ Under Certain Conditions Our Pro-Social Qualities Dissolve

~ ALTCHBSOOLHTETWIU-MBTDSMTEOOPRPC-EPI-S-S ~ At Least Three Conditions Have Been Shown Over Our Long History To Elicit The Worst In Us – Mainly Because They Deny So Many The Expression Of Our Proven Richly Positive Capacities – Extreme Power Inequalities – Secrecy – Scapegoating

~ OSWEAEICODSTFANFMEAC-AASISWPITHAOSOFSM ~ Our Soft-Wired Empathy And Enjoyment In Cooperation, Our Deep Sensibility To Fairness And Need For Meaning, Efficacy, And Creativity – All Are Stifled In Societies Where Power Is Tightly Held And Opportunities Shut Off For So Many

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