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Monsters & Heroes

A couple nights ago, I watched a video of a presentation at a TED conference given by Professor Emeritus Philip Zimbardo about “how people become monsters … or heroes”.

I was awestruck at the seeming simplicity and more so by the controllability of the results.

Professor Zimbardo begins by talking about what makes people do evil, monstrous things and concludes with a message of hope that these same factors can also be manipulated to make people become heroes.

Each and every one of us is a hero in waiting.  Yes, you, too.

I wonder what it would take to develope a culture of Heroes… Will you join me?