12 Facts That Make Us A Little More Hopeful About Humanity
It's easy to despair over humanity. It's a complete oversimplification to say that we commit horrible acts of injustice and cruelty on a daily basis. But if we don't have any hope for our species then we don't have any reason to try and improve.
Recognize our underdog mentality. Notice how great we ascended. We should be thankful for this and use it to fuel our mental toughness as well as work and effort. But even so, we must curb our proclivity to strike out in violent reactions to fear.
I started searching for solutions in Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. I realized that since I read, study and help educate about human behavior, it would be fun to know how human existence relates to our present behavior.
Consider imposter syndrome, anxiety about social situations and low self-esteem. Even though they are new, we seem unclear about our stance and strong points! But being the underdog isn't always a negative thing. Actuality, I firmly believe that being an outcast has the following advantages:
Humans fight tooth and nail as underdogs. Here are some reminders as to why we as species are worth fighting for…