Politically Incorrect Truth About Human Nature

What’s human nature anyway? It’s the fundamental human behavior that is, believed to be invariant over long periods of time and across very different cultural contexts [Source: Wiki]. Well, that’s the general definition, but sometimes the politically incorrect truth about human nature can be an eye opener to what we are used to hear (the politically correct version).

What Bill Gates have in common with criminals… the “age-genius curve” is essentially the same as the age-crime curve… Both crime and genius are expressions of young men’s competitive desires
- Psychology Today

I’ve never realize there’s such a thing called the “age-genius curve” and the “age-crime curve” previously, but it certainly makes sense when we look at the statistic. I guess its man’s competitive nature to succeed and to impress the opposite sex, be it for the good or the dark side. Reflecting on this statement, I think I’m part of this “curve” too. Let’s just hope I could ride on the “curve” as it peaks to achieve great things in life.

Most women benefit from polygyny, while most men benefit from monogamy
- Psychology Today

This quote may seem contradictory to the common perception of many societies about polygyny. But the psychologist certainly has a point, if we’re living in a polygyny society, only men with wealth, status and power would be able to have several wives. While the rest of the men will remain single and unmarried. Guess I’m glad to be living (as a man) in a monogamy society.

Anyway, there’s many more politically incorrect truth about human nature at Psychology Today which I shall not highlight here to avoid getting myself into trouble – it’s politically incorrect after all.