Re: What is human nature?

Well, human nature in my view is very complex. But I do think in the end most humans want roughly the same thing. They want a good life for themselves. They want to be happy. They want a good life for their children and their grandchildren. They want an appropriate amount of shelter. They want to do something that makes their being on earth worthwhile. In other words I think in the end, everybody wants to feel that they’ve done something on their . . . in their time on earth that was productive and that was useful. So that everybody can say on their deathbed, “Yes, I did something productive. I did justify my presence on the face of the earth.”

Recorded on: 9/13/07

We all want the same thing, Rubinstein says: a happy, comfortable life.

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