So many of our sources of information work very hard to convince us that humankind is hopelessly evil, racist or broken. Paul Rosenberg has a great alternative take on how to look at the human story from a post-primate perspective.
It sounds subversive to suggest that mindless obedience is what brings humanity's great sorrows. Nevertheless, it's true. Richard Kelly suggests that we resolve to think carefully about every suggestion and directive, especially those that come with penalties.