While I honestly don’t think that humans must deny the beastly programmings for survival, balance, health and feet-on-the-ground purposes, it is interesting to note that jungle principles aren’t the answer to many questions regarding the solutions to the current world problems, and that we do not even know how jungle we are when we are being that.
The following article made me laugh, although not heartily. “In athletics there’s always been a willingness to cheat,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was quoted as saying, “if it looks like you’re not cheating. I think that’s just a quirk of human nature.“
A Highly Evolved Propensity for Deceit
When considering the behavior of putative scam operators like Bernard “Ponzi scheme” Madoff or Rod “Potty Mouth” Blagojevich, feel free to express a sense of outrage, indignation, disgust, despair, amusement, schadenfreude. But surprise? Don’t make me laugh.
Sure, Mr. Madoff may have bilked his clients of $50 billion, and Governor Blagojevich, of Illinois, stands accused of seeking personal gain through the illicit sale of public property — a United States Senate seat. Yet while the scale of their maneuvers may have been exceptional, their apparent willingness to lie, cheat, bluff and deceive most emphatically was not.
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