Seeing the Good in Humanity is Important

As a species, are we intrinsically good? Or are we prey to baser instincts – just a small shake all that is needed for the veneer of civilisation to slip? Of course, the truth is likely somewhere in the middle. Humanity is both good and bad, wild and sedate, selfless and selfish. It may notContinue reading “Seeing the Good in Humanity is Important”

‘Barbarians’, ‘Savagery’ and ‘Primitive’ Society

I have been watching a few history programmes recently that have made me think about the concepts of ‘barbarian’ and ‘savagery’. And about the meaning of primitive culture. The implications of the words and how they are applied can tell us a lot about the prejudices and misconceptions of history, and people in the modernContinue reading “‘Barbarians’, ‘Savagery’ and ‘Primitive’ Society”