Human nature

The Dude Abides: A Lesson on the Honest Nature of Humans

The Dude Abides: A Lesson on the Honest Nature of Humans

Several years ago I had a conversation with a mediator colleague about honesty.  We agreed that, despite media sensation and police warnings, people usually do the right thing.  Deceit takes far more energy than honesty. I’ve been around the world and find most people do not choose to live with conflict, mistrust and deceit.  Humans have an innate desire for peace. Truthfulness preserves harmony.  So, why do we assume the worst in people?