I realize that many people out there may not like some of the conclusions I draw on my blog, because they are quite pessimistic – at least, to people with certain hopes and expectations. This includes many people in the HBD world. And to that, I say that you just need to get over it. Only by coming to terms with what you cannot do can you possibly begin to ponder what you can do. If the realities of human nature render your hope on how to make a better world impossible, merely wishing it were not so is not going to help your cause. But instead, better results can be attained to by working with what we learn about human nature. This is one of the hopes of my blog, and I think, one of the hopes of most people who research this topic. This is why I believe that the wisdom in the Serenity Prayer is incredibly powerful. It would be helpful for people who want to help society to keep these words in mind, be they secular or spiritual; liberal, moderate, or conservative.
(Prayer referenced from Wikipedia. Photo by me)
Edit: Embed has been disabled on the Youtube vid. I suggest opening it in a new window to hear the track.