#233 - Humans are a violent species | Curio

#233 - Humans are a violent species

24 mins | Jun 16, 2022

Today's episode from 16th June 2022. Are humans fundamentally violent? The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby thinks so. In our first piece this morning, he questions why we continue to hurt one another. And he introduces to the idea of "just peace", similar to a just war but with a focus on non-violence. Then later, 25 years ago this month AOL launched the messaging service AIM. We look at what it could teach us about the non-stop chat lives we lead today. World peace is a dream that many of us long for, and yet we're living once again in the shadow of war as Ukraine fights for its existence. Political, cultural and even personal conflict is a constant entity in our lives, leaving Justin Welby to question why we keep making the same mistakes and repeating these cycles of painful destruction at every level of society. From The Guardian. We're all glued to communication apps that make it impossible to separate our analogue and digital lives. This is why, As Lauren Goode argues in Wired, we need the AIM Away message to return to start promoting better boundaries. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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