In almost every field of human endeavour we’ve got better at things. Medicine? No doubt; Physics? Check; Technology? Check; the list goes on… Notwithstanding that there are still huge gaps in our knowledge, throughout time we humans have steadily increased our abilities in almost all fields, from Anthropology to Zoology.

We haven’t done it in the two most important ones. We are not getting any happier, and we still pretend that we don’t know how to manage harmful conflict (and we also act as though we don’t know how to repair the damage done by conflict).

Odd that, isn’t it? We are so clever in so many areas, but we have a collective blind spot where the two that actually matter most are concerned.