A question for you. What fun story about how to live a better life begins like this: ”Alvin held high high expectations. Expectations for every he or she that he knew, including the he that was he, Alvin. High expectations were not an easy thing to hold, not a joyful thing to hold. No. Because it was sad yet truthful to say that not one single he or she ever quite lived up to Alvin’s high expectations, including the he that was he, Alvin. Especially that he, yes that he most of all.” And that same story ends like this: “Moral: If we want to like ourselves, we must appreciate others despite their imperfections.” Well, if you don’t know the answer, then you haven’t yet read the latest Humanity Project story. It’s called “The Tale of Almost Alvin,” all about a man who just can’t seem to hold on to any friends … because he keeps finding fault with every one of them. It’s another in our series of original fictional tales, fables really.
Each fable ends with a clearly stated moral, something related one way or another to the Humanity Project mission of using cooperation and social connection to solve societal problems. As you can see from the opening lines quoted above, these are fables for adult readers — intended to offer some wit and sophistication along with the brief stories. We now have nine of them posted at this link: http://thehumanityproject.com/fables/ All for free, of course. One of these tales even is available to you in an audio version with our own original music. We hope you’ll check out “The Tale of Almost Alvin” … and if you like it, please pass along the link to friends and family. We’re very proud of these fables for adult readers. And we think they may just help some folks understand more about themselves and other people too.