For 97% of human history we didn’t live in a dominance hierarchy. Our true nature is to be cooperative and partnership-oriented. That’s what gives me hope. I don’t think it’s going to change overnight but there are people like Brene’ Brown (who has a huge audience and works extensively with the military and the police as well as Silicon Valley), Riane Eisler (speaks to the UN, etc.) and Peter Block who are helping to create a different roadmap. Whether we can begin to embrace that more fully or instead descend into a dystopian nightmare remains to be seen, but I do think there is at least hope.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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