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In the fantasy world of books, anything can happen. Events can be as wild and fantastic as the imagination that is willing to foster them. Reality, on the other hand, is quite different. In the real world, it seems far more common that we find opposing forces pitted against one another. It's a dog-eat-dog world where no quarter is asked for, and none is given; you have to fend for yourself. Why is it this way? What is it about human nature (or animal nature as the case may be) that has the world fraught with so much turmoil when there is so much more benefit one can receive comes from cooperating with others?
“He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running.”
-Watership Down pg. 467