Take a moment to listen to this essay from NPR’s “This I Believe” series. It’s Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. Here’s a quote:
Now I believe that people are overwhelmingly trustworthy and deeply OK. I don’t want to sound sanctimonious or syrupy, but for the past seven years, I’ve been doing full-time customer service for Craigslist, interacting with thousands of people. I see that most people share a similar moral compass: They play fair, they give each other a break and they generally get along. I see that pretty much everyone operates by that Golden Rule thing.
Yeah, he’s right. People are fundamentally good. I still believe that.