I have always been troubled by people who always assume the worst about their fellow man. I believe deeply that individuals can be bad AND that societies can become evil (often thru bigotry or extreme religion). However, the arc of history is long and it bends toward justice. (read "The Better Angels of Our Nature" by Pinker for scholastic proof). For decades, the Lord of the Flies has been thrust onto society as a story illustrating the animal inherent to humans. I have always considered it to be overly dark and negative. While I believe such a result might happen, many people seem to think this is what would happen. Turns out that when a real lord of the flies situation happened, the young men did wonderfully. The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months In these days of Covaid, nationalism, folks getting killed jogging, and political division, I thought folks might enjoy a story that illustrates the better angels of our nature.