I’d like to be in agreement with you but having grown up in unstable countries and witnessed far too much violence in my life I’ve come to the conclusion that about 5% of people are really good (in the sense that they regularly take conscious purposeful action to promote positive outcomes) and about 5% of people are really irredeemable; the rest meanwhile will go with the flow. In a relatively stable and peaceful society in which constructive social norms are prevalent, this means most people will be basically decent most of the time. But when things change, those very same people will be informing on their neighbors and staffing the concentration camps. History seems to confirm this with abundant evidence. I simply hope we don’t have to witness it in our lifetimes.

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