Humanity has much potential to evolve along a virtuous path of compassion, empathy, love. We also have the proven capacity to go in the opposite direction. Our values and beliefs--learned from family, culture, religion, etc.--is what builds our character and guides the direction we take through life.
Even when strongly influenced (traumatized) by some of the worst aspects of human nature, those experiences do not define who we are and need not forever dictate our thoughts, emotions and actions.
Humans have resilience characterized by our ability to learn and adapt to life’s problems and challenges; to change our maladaptive beliefs, feelings and behaviors; and to expand our awareness and understanding of the unseen foundations of reality.
My hope is that this wonderful positive potential of human nature will be the most powerful guiding force of our species world-wide. Striving to realize/achieve this vision is one way to define life’s purpose and meaning.
Wishing you all the best in 2020 and beyond.