Sunday, July 13, 2014

Eclectic Observers

New evidence that the "usual suspects" seek a warm conflict again

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago OpenCulture
"The irony is that a personality disposition normally seen as antisocial — disagreeableness — may actually be linked to 'pro-social' behavior,'" writes Psychology Today's Kenneth Worthy. "This connection seems to arise from a willingness to sacrifice one's popularity a bit to act in a moral and just way toward other people, animals or the environment at large. Popularity, in the end, may be more a sign of social graces and perhaps a desire to fit in than any kind of moral superiority."