Learning to Live with Ourselves

Why can’t we control our self-destructive behavior?

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It’s an old problem, and it only seems to be getting worse. We humans have a propensity for violent conflict and for many other kinds of self-destructive behavior, both individually and in groups.

Individually we each have to cope with our own self-destructive behavior, which is usually caused by short-sighted thinking and…



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Jim Mason

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