It is clear that self aggression has a kind of grip on us as a society.
Even in our theories of evolution this self critical aggressive fearful voice, has swayed the narrative towards almost justifying the selfishness that arises out of a lack of perspective and emotional skill.
UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner counters the centuries-old argument that we are hard-wired for selfishness, in his book Born to Be Good
Our existence on this planet is undeniably interdependent, and therefore relationships are foundational to being a human being.
Societies are comprised of communities, which are made of these very relationships, and these relationships enact the principles we hold whether conscious or unconscious.