Things To Know About Human Nature

These short essays are inspired by what science teaches us, but do not aspire to be scientific. Nonetheless, I could not have written these if I had not devoted a great part of my life to listening to my clients and patients and had I not acquainted myself with the conclusions of several social science authors. Thus, I am not limiting my posts exclusively to the bare facts, and I allow myself to present opinions as to cause and effect. My aim is to familiarize, to show how the matter can be simplified, and to explain what it would mean in practice. For this, scientific data is a means, not an end. I believe I have made honest use of what I have learned from real people about human nature. I let each reader decide to accept my point of view in matters on which I claim a modest knowledge.