You only have to look at the news from around the world to realise that no matter where you travel there are class distinctions, prejudices and rivalries for supremacy. It is all a miasma of internecine one-up-manship that has spread like a virus across the globe from ancient times to this very day. Greed is the driver behind this relentless warring and serves no one in truth. There appears to be no cure - except that there is!
Psychologists and evolutionary theorists are now turning their attention again to Darwin's famous phrase "survival of the fittest". They are no longer taking the line as has been interpreted; those who have the most aggression and vitality win out. Rather it is becoming increasingly obvious that those who are most adaptable, who co-operate and are resourceful in their sharing, compassion and empathy are the true survivors. Humans are naturally gregarious and work well as a collective. We see constant reminders of this in ordinary acts of kindness everyday, not to mention the volunteer hours that thousands of people offer every week to help others.
If only the media news would reflect the underlying reality that is the baseline of our existence we would not be drip fed lies, resentment and hostility. You have a choice though. Turn off the TV and go and do something productive instead. It has been proven beyond scientific doubt that acts of kindness improve the giver's physical and mental health in numerous ways. Acts of kindness also extend life not just of the giver but the receiver too. Of course no one would necessarily want to live longer if they are surrounded by conflict and hate but given the alternative, a peaceful, co-operative society with improved life prospects few would say no.
As ordinary 'bods' we can all do our bit to make this a better world. Start with your immediate environment and see where it takes you.